On the outside, your water heater looks like a pretty simple piece of equipment. But, it’s a bit more complex than you probably realize, and two major reasons are your water heater tank, and the corrosion that threatens it.
There are several things that make your water heater tank vulnerable to corrosion, including heat, any acidity in your home’s water supply, and the simple fact that steel decays in water.
Corrosion, in fact, is the generally the main culprit that causes your water heater tank to develop leaks, and eventually fail. An anode rod is in your water heater tank to best prevent that.
An anode rod is a steel core wire surrounded with aluminum, magnesium or zinc that mounts inside your storage tank. It draws the corrosion process to itself rather than the tank lining. That’s why you may hear professionals refer to the anode rod as the “sacrificial rod.”
A typical anode rod will last about five years, depending on how much water goes through the tank. If you use a water softener, the anode rod’s lifespan can be reduced by nearly half. Once your anode rod is spent, your tank will corrode much faster if you don’t replace it. It’s why we always suggest keeping up-to-date with all appliance maintenance.
You won’t have to worry about an anode rod when you upgrade to a Rinnai tankless water heater from LG Jordan. Why? Because there’s no anode rod… and no tank! And right now, you can save up to $100 off the cost of a qualifying Rinnai tankless water heater.
Tankless water heaters can help cut your water heating costs by nearly 40% while not sacrificing a drop of hot water for your shower, bath, washing machine, or dishwasher.
That’s because tankless water heaters give you endless hot water whenever you want it. They’re not heating and reheating the same tank of water over and over; it’s instantly heating it on-demand. And because a tank doesn’t limit your hot water supply, you can take a hot shower even if the dishwasher is running. Isn’t multitasking great?
Ready to upgrade to a Rinnai tankless water heater? Contact LG Jordan today to get started – our team of professionals will take you our lineup of models and find the one that perfectly fits your needs, and your budget.