At Uptown, we get lots of questions from homeowners about how water heaters work. This piece of equipment becomes everyone’s best friend during the colder months, and if it happens to malfunction you could be left out in the cold. A little bit of basic knowledge goes a long way when it comes to your home’s heating system so read below to find out more about your water heater:
A gas water heater has a burner that heats up a tank of water. It works similarly to boiling a pot of water on the stove. The burner emits flames that heat the bottom of the tank which in turn, heats the water inside.
There is a large metal rod that runs through the center of the tank. What’s it for? Twin Cities - St. Paul water contains a high concentration of minerals and chemicals that can attack the inside of the tank. The anode rod attracts chemicals instead of them attacking the tank. But they wear away over time and need to be replaced every couple of years.
For fast water heater repairs, expert advice and installations for your hot water needs in Twin Cities-St Paul, benefit from the up-front prices and satisfaction-guaranteed customer care you get when you choose the hot water experts at Uptown Plumbing. Don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter!