Installing an Electric Water Heater

Practice our four steps to connect your electric water heater

With right maintenance, today’s electric water heaters are designed to last approximately 6 to 12 years. But if you need to upgrade, follow our steps, which include placing the brand new water heater, connecting the electrical supply, and adjusting the thermostat.


  • Ensure that you turn off the power and do not restore it till the installation is finished.
  • Make sure the heater is filled with water before restoring power, or else the heating element could be destroyed.

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Set water heater in place and solder the switch off valve

  • Make use of a level alongside the water heater and level it with shims if necessary.
  • Ensure that the valve is in the open position and connect it to the supply line by using propane torch and lead free solder.

Wrap threads and also install fittings

  • Attach the blue-coded fitting to all the cold-water inlet and the red-coded fitting towards the hot-water outlet.
  • These fixtures are directional as they’ve arrows that reveal correct installation. Be sure to adhere to correct course and tighten with a variable wrench.

Connect the water supply

  • Connect the plumbing system offer lines towards the water heater in accordance to manufacturer’s guidelines and neighborhood signal requirements (solid copper pipe or flexible copper offer lines are common).
  • Be sure that the drain valve is entirely closed, and next turn the main water supply on and open all line valves.
  • Open one or more taps on the home’s best floor and run the water till it flows steadily from the faucets. A constant flow of water from the hot water faucet indicates a full water heater.
  • Whenever entirely close, filled the faucets and check for leaks.

Connect to electrical adjust and supply thermostat

  • Make certain that energy towards the water heater is turned off during the primary circuit breaker. If you have fuses, remove all of them. Link the electrical source according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Connect blank floor or copper wire to the floor screw. Replace the electrical accessibility dish.
  • Remove the thermostat access plate and then draw straight back any insulation to expose the thermostat.
  • Make use of a screwdriver to change the control temperature establishing in 10-degree increments. The advised temperature is 120 levels.
  • Swap the thermostat access dish. When the tank is full, restore power and press the reset key on the panel.