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Anode Rods

Hi, I’m Bodee, the plumbers pup and I want to share some really important information about anode rods, wait one minute while I chew on a his sock, he has a lot of holey socks, hee, hee. So you are thinking, what is an anode rod and why should I care. Well the average life of an anode rod in a water heater is 5 years. The anode rod is sacrificial, it allows for the corrosive action of the hot water to adhere to it, and that can be significant, because corrosiveness┬á doubles every 10 degree temperature rise. The rod protects the tank from deteriorating .Average life of a water heater is 10 to 12 years, but less if the rod is not replaced. So to protect your investment and keep your hot water running, please give John a call at 828 430-1455 and he will be happy to replace it. If you don’t know how old your heater is, check the serial number, the first 4 digits are the month and the year. So time for my walk, got to see that sweet Yorkie up the street.

1 Comment

  1. Amanda Highley on February 18, 2016 at 3:25 am

    Woah, that’s very interesting, I’ve never heard about Anodes and how they affect Water Heaters. Thanks for the read and look forward to your next blog post!

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