Now that heating season is in full effect, it’s important to understand how your water heater works. After all, nobody wants to deal with a breakdown during the colder months of the year. Read below to find out how anode rods work and how they can extend the lifespan of your equipment.
What Is An Anode Rod?
An anode rod is installed inside a water heater and it’s job is to attract chemicals in the water so they don’t attack and break down the actual tank. It helps the water heater last for a longer period of time.
They Don’t Last Forever
Anode rods wear down over time and must be replaced after about 10 years. Once replaced, they can help extend the life of a water heater.