If we were to ask you to name one of the most important appliances in your home, that you likely take for granted, what would it be? If you said water heater, we’re bound to agree! The water heater in your home works pretty much 24/7 to allow you to shower whenever you want, wash dishes, do laundry, and more. If you’re using a tank model water heater, then you rely pretty heavily on one particular component–the anode rod.
The anode rod isn’t exactly a household name, but it has a really important role in a tank water heater. It provides an essential function to protect your tank water heater from harm. It also doesn’t last as long as the water heater itself, so it’s important that you know what kind of condition yours is in. Read on to learn more!