In this video: The installation of a hot water heater, especially a natural gas water heater, should be done by a professional plumber. Our expert, Rich Moenk from Hanna Plumbing and Heating, explains that it’s important to make sure the gas lines and piping are venting correctly when installing a new water heater. Improper installation could lead to a gas leak or issues with carbon monoxide. Maintain your water heater’s ventilation system by regularly cleaning the vent holes in the hot water tank. If you’re noticing less hot water available for your showers, or just want to schedule a regular yearly maintenance check-up, contact a professional plumber in your area.