How to Replace a Furnace Damper

A furnace damper would be the feature fitted in your furnace, where the ductwork passes through the fire curtains. It is best described as a fire control feature. Furnace dampers come with an access door in the adjacent ductwork that allows for resetting and inspection. They are usually held open by fusible links and when subjected to... read more >>

How to Replace an Electric Baseboard Heater Thermostat

The use of an electric baseboard heater thermostat makes it possible to drastically cut down on costs of heating. Normally, these thermostats function at the same level of voltage as is used by the heater though there are also thermostats that operate on low voltage which are made for use with oil, gas and heat pumps. Remember that these... read more >>

How to Replace a Leaky Electric Water Heater Tank

Once your electric water heater starts leaking, it needs to be replaced as soon as possible to prevent a flood or you having no hot water. New electric water heaters are more efficient than the older models and can be installed over a weekend day.

Tools and Materials
  • Electrical tester
  • Pipe wrenches
  • Channel lock pliers
  • Screwdrivers
  • Tubing... read more >>

    How to Replace a Hot Water Tank

    Understanding how to replace a hot water tank is made simpler when you actually set about doing the task. Replacing hot water tank is one of the most common plumbing jobs, all households require at one time or the other. Before you actually begin, read the instructions carefully.

    Tools and Materials Required
    • Pipe cutter
    • Voltmeter
    • Pipe... read more >>

      How to Replace a Heat Exchanger

      Using a boiler to heat your home (or furnace) will require the use of a heat exchanger. The heat exchanger is installed inside either of these heating units and its purpose is to exchange heat with either air (in a forced air system) or water (in a radiant heat system). There are several ways in which the heat exchanger does this job.... read more >>