When I dewinterize, I hook up to city water and turn on all of the faucets until they run clear. I also make sure I open the low point drains to get all of the RV antifreeze out. As far as the water heater, you need to get access to the backside of it as that's where the valves will be. There are four valves on mine. To dewinterize, I have to change the positions of three of them. The fourth is only used when I winterize. The water heater should have been drained at winterization, and you'll need to make sure the drain plug on the front side is installed snuggly. You will get some air through the faucets from the hot side as the air is displaced from the water heater. Hope this helps!