A Guide to Gas Hot Water Heater Installations

Many people wonder if they can perform hot water heater installations by themselves. The Youtube video "Gas Water Heater Installation" shows every step of replacing this device, so you can decide if you can do it at home or if it's better to call someone. Let's find out more! Before buying a replacement for your current water heater, you have to check the label on the side which should detail size and energy requirements.

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It's better to buy a new heater with the same specifications, so you don't have to make any changes to your current setup. You'll also have to check if your venting works. You want to close your windows and turn on your gas appliances as well as the exhaust fans. Now, light a match near the vent. You should see the smoke being pulled through it. If it doesn't, you'll need to call someone because that's a hazardous problem. Next, you'll want to check your house's water pressure with a pressure gauge on the spigot outside. It should read between 50 and 60 PSI. If not, you might need to install a pressure reducer. You can watch the rest of the video for more details about hot water heater installations.