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Understanding how water heaters work
•Water heaters are fairly simple devices. Basically it’s a 30, 40 50 or 60 gallon holding tank with a cold water intake, a hot water outlet and a drain valve. Inside there are a few other components - a heating element, a dip tube (that guides cold water coming into the tank down to the bottom so the hot water on top will be used first) and a ‘sacrificial rod or anode’, to help prevent corrosion inside the tank.
Water temperature problems
•If you have absolutely no hot water – the heating element (electric) or gas thermocouple is probably not working. These are replaceable components you can do yourself and replacing them will give you back your normal hot water supply. •The thermostat on the tank being changed usually causes water that’s too hot or too cold. It’s a simple matter to raise or lower the temperature a few degrees to get your tank back to functioning properly once again.
Noises coming from inside the tank•Noises may be caused a sediment build up inside the tank and the heating element is literally burning it. •Alternatively, the noise could be caused by the heating element slowly burning out and the noise is giving you some warning that it might be time to replace the element. Your water heater spends it life hiding out of sight in your home and like most of us, you don’t think about it until it stops working properly. However, taking just a little time to give your tank the annual maintenance the manufacturers recommend will extend it’s life and save you a bunch of money on plumbers bills.
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