Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Creating Storage From a Water Heater Closet

Anne decided to remove her existing water heater and go tankless. Now she has an extra closet to use but needs help deciding what to do with the drain hole.
Dripping Faucet

4 Places to Check for Water Leaks in Your Home

A dripping faucet can waste 3,000 gallons of water each year. Monitor these common sources of hidden leaks to prevent all that waste!

How to Drain a Water Heater

Draining your water heater removes sediment from the tank that makes it work harder and cost more to use. And anybody can do it — just follow these instructions!
Rinnai Hybrid Tank-Tankless Water Heater

Rinnai Hybrid Tank-Tankless Water Heater

Watch this video to find out about the Rinnai RH180 Hybrid Tank-Tankless hot water heater, which combines on-demand water heating technology with an efficient storage tank and standard installation.

Draining a Hot Water Heater

Draining your water heater regularly allows it to work more efficiently and last longer. Watch this video to find out how to drain the hot water heater in your home.

How to Make Hot Water Heaters More Efficient

Watch this video to see some tips on how to save energy and lower your utility bills when using the hot water heater in your home including lowering the water heater thermostat, insulating hot water pipes, and draining the water heater periodically.
draining a hot water heater

How to Drain a Water Heater

Draining your water heater yearly removes any sediment that has built up in the bottom of the tank and makes your water run more efficiently. Watch this video to find out how to drain your water heater.
Closing the pressure relief valve on a hot water heater.

When to Close the Pressure Relief Valve While Draining a Hot Water Tank

Desiree’ asks, "After draining a hot water heater, do you reset the pressure valve before refilling the tank or after?"

Close the pressure relief valve before refilling it to keep water from coming out the valve and through the discharge pipe when it's refilling. Read on for more details.
Opening pressure relief valve on top of water heater

Hot Water Heater Maintenance Tips for Your Home

Performing simple routine maintenance on your water heater can make it last longer and keep small problems from turning into big ones. Watch this video to find out how.