An electric water heater heats and stores the home's hot water supply. These units use one or more electrical resistance heating elements to supply the heat. A thermostat senses the water temperature and regulates the po... More » Home & Garden Appliances

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 » Home & Garden Appliances

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 » Home & Garden Appliances
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