In order to winterize a hot water heater, it's important to drain the heater by using the drain valve and opening the hot water heater. Prevent a hot water heater from freezing in the winter with help from a plumber and HVAC tech in this free video on hot water heaters.
Chances are, you might be more fortunate than I am. You may own a, you may own a winter home down in Florida, Texas, Mexico where you might live a house in Illinois, Wisconsin, something like that to go for the winter. Now during these times, you got to make sure you winterize your house properly. Without winterizing your house, hot water heaters, you're looking at a problems in the long run because I'm sure you don't want heat your house all winter long when you're up there; you're looking at the problems of your hot water heater freezing up. This is full of water; now without properly draining this water heater, you got to chances for freezing and bursting. Now you don't want to come back from your winter home and have to worry about buying a new hot water heater. So to drain this properly, we're going to go through the tips that I'm going to give you to do this properly. Once again, we're going to start with cold water supply; we're going to shut off the cold water supply. We're going to go to your gas valve, always shut off your gas too; we're going to shut off your gas supply. We got a gas valve here, right now it's on on position; so we turn this to off position. So now there's no gas running here; there's no hot water generating, whatsoever. Every hot water here is equipped with a drain valve. Take a, I have a screw driver, we're going to open per hot water heater; I just kind of cup here for demonstrating; but you want to take garden hose, run it to your nearest floor drain so you don't have no water problems. You completely drain your hot water heater down all the way. I want you to leave your drain caulk open all the way. So if there's a little bit of water in there and wants to expend, it has a place to expend to. Now doing this is going to make your, your winter retreat when you return home.
- Electric Baseboard Heating Troubleshooting
- How to Troubleshoot a Home Heating Thermostat
- Types of Home Heating & Cooling Systems
- Troubleshooting Water Heaters
- Troubleshooting Furnace Problems
- How to Winterize Hot Water Heaters
- How to Determine the Air Flow Direction for a Furnace Filter
- How to Wire a Baseboard Heater