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Behind heating and cooling, water heating is typically one of the largest energy users in a home. It’s important to ensure your water heater has enough hot water to provide use during the busiest times of day. Choose from our selection of gas, electric, and tankless water heaters below.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT DOES THE ENERGY FACTOR (EF) ON MY WATER HEATER MEAN?
WHERE IS THE ``ANODE ROD`` AND WHAT DOES IT DO?
Most water is rarely “pure”. It can contain oxygen, magnesium, fluoride, chlorine and suspended particles. These components, in the concentrations in your water, are usually not bad for you. However, they do contribute to the taste and smell of the water. They also impart a slight conductivity to the water. Through an electrical process called electrolysis, this conductivity will eventually (over a long period of time) cause most metal to rust or corrode. When the water is heated, this electrical process can be accelerated.
Most water heaters are made of a steel tank with a porcelain enamel (glass) lining. However, due to production and assembly methods, it is not always possible to completely cover the inside of the tank. Therefore it is important to provide metal that can be consumed by the electrical process. This is where the sacrificial anode rod comes in. By acting as a lightning rod for the corrosion process, the anode rod draws the harmful electrolytic process away from the water heater tank and focuses the corrosion on the anode rod. Water heaters need this sacrificial anode rod to ensure that the electrolysis does not affect the tanks.
WHY DOESN'T MY OLD WATER HEATER MAKE AS MUCH HOT WATER AS IT USED TO?
IF MY WATER HEATER WAS IN A FLOOD, DO I NEED TO REPLACE IT?
“Whether your water heater is gas-fired, oil-fired or electric, if it was exposed to flood water, the unit should be replaced.
In a gas unit, valves and controls will likely corrode. In an electric unit, the thermostat and controls will likely corrode. In both types, the insulation surrounding the unit will be contaminated and will be nearly impossible to disinfect. Additionally, the insulation would take a long time to dry, leading to corrosion of the tank from the outside.
Even if water heater components have been cleaned and the unit seems to operate properly, parts may corrode in the future. Both gas and electric water heaters have a pressure relief valve that can corrode and stick after being exposed to flood water. Therefore, be sure to replace this valve as well.”
(Taken from www.ahrinet.org)
At the suggestion of AHRI, be sure to have your inspection and replacement work performed by a qualified professional.
CAN I USE MY WATER HEATER WITH A SOLAR HEATING SYSTEM?
IS A DRAIN PAN NECESSARY?
WHAT TYPE OF MAINTENANCE SHOULD I DO ON MY WATER HEATER?
- Ensure that there are no sources of flammable vapors in the same area as your water heater (this includes gasoline, heating oils, lighter fluid, propane, etc.).
- Keep the top of the water heater clean. If you notice water dripping on the water heater from any piping, contact a plumbing professional to have the leak repaired.
- Keep the space around your water heater clean and free of dirt, boxes, paint cans, aerosol cans, household cleaners and trash. It is important to keep the heater accessible for proper operation and easy maintenance.
RHEEM GAS WATER HEATERS
Rheem has used the power of gas to fuel some great advancements in water heating. Made popular by their ability to heat water effectively and efficiently, gas water heaters are our most popular water heaters. We are sure you will find a hot water solution to fit your lifestyle and budget that you will enjoy for years to come.
|Energy Star Rated||ENERGY STAR® certified models available||No||No|
|Warranty||6 Years Parts and Tank Warranty||8 Year Warranty||6 Year Parts and Tank Warranty|
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