Installing an electric water heater requires the ability to read a level and work a soldering iron as well as basic electrical skills. An electric water heater has a life span of about 6 to 12 years, so most homeowners w... More »

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Whether installing an electric or gas unit, a water heater requires hot and cold water lines and a drain for the temperature and pressure relief valve. The plumbing for this project requires copper tubing, fittings, a to... More »

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Gas heaters of all types need access to a gas line, which often leads to higher installation costs. Gas heating units are often more expensive than their electrical counterparts, but they may cost less to run. More »

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An electric water heater element is made of metal and heats up due to electrical resistance in order to warm the water in an electric water heater. Electric water heaters have both an upper and a lower water heater eleme... More »

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Menard's sells a wide variety of electric water heaters that vary widely in price. The four major categories are tank, tankless and commercial water heaters. The tankless water heaters are the least expensive of the grou... More »

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Electric water heaters use electricity to heat water. They do this primarily by way of an immersion heating element that can heat the water to a temperature adjustable by the user. More »

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Flushing an electric water heater does not require a license or any special training, and it can be completed in less than an hour. Easy-to-follow instructions are available online at HomeTips.com. More »

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