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Troubleshoot and Repair an Electric Water Heater

Electric Water Heater BasicsElectric water heaters look similar to their gas-fueled cousins. They both use an insulated storage tank jacket made of steel with insulation between the storage tank and the tank jacket to reduce heat loss of the heated water. The main difference between electric and gas water heaters is the heat source. In an electric water heater, the water is heated by electric upper and lower heating elements that extend into the water tank. Gas water heaters have a gas burner that heats Continue reading →