Water heaters are one of the most important appliances in a home; they can also be very complicated and expensive. Water heaters are often relied upon just like a furnace—unfortunately, they seem to be the most likely to fail. Due to the reality of liability in the home inspection industry, it is important to have a thorough understanding of water heating systems in order to fulfill your due diligence to your client. The purpose of this course is to prepare home inspectors to confidently perform water heater evaluations and properly present their findings to their clients. In this course, we will discuss the following: different types of water heaters, how each type of system operates, individual components of each type of system, how to perform an inspection properly, and how to present your findings to the customer.