Water Heater Repairs
Your water heaters is perhaps one of the most important appliances in your home.
Probably, the water heater is not in your mind all the time, but it is more important than you think, and one small problem on it can cause big uncomfortable situations.
The water coming to your home makes a journey through a system, and the water is usually cool or cold, depending on the time of the year. However, for it to be warm or hot for the dishwasher and the bathroom, it needs a water heater.
Parts of a Water Heater-
- Tank- The first thing in the water heater is the tank. A big heavy metal tank containing a water protective liner that can hold 40 to 60 gallons of hot water.
- Dip Tube- Here’s where the water enters the tank and it is transported to the bottom of the tank where it is heated.
- Shut Off Valve- This valve stops the water from coming into the tank when it’s full.
- Heat-out Pipe- The heat-out pipe allows the water to exit the tank.
- Thermostat- It controls the temperature of the water and the tank.
- Heating Mechanism- The mechanism that heats the water up
- Drain Valve- This helps to empty the tank to replace components or when moving the tank to another location.
- Pressure Relief Valve- It keeps the pressure of the tank within safety limits.
- Sacrificial Anode Rod- It is floating in the water to prevent the tank from corroding.
The Science Behind the Water Heater
- The first thing in the process is the thermostat. It controls the temperature and you can set it to what you prefer, but is usually anywhere between 120 to 180 degrees Fahrenheit. (Setting your water temperature lower when going on vacation or during summer can reduce your energy bill).
- The dip tube then provide the cold water from your home’s pipes to the bottom of the tank where the water is heated.
- The heating mechanism then heats the water up. The hot water moves to the top of the tank. The hottest water is always on top of the tank because it is denser than cold water, so it separates.
- Once the hot water is on top, the heat-out pipe feeds the water to your house.
Even though Water Heaters may cost a little bit upfront, they really makes your life easier. Now that you know how important this appliance is, it is also important that you install one or take care of it if you already have one. Fortunately for you, Speedy Rooter, Inc. exists.
Speedy Rooter, Inc. is a full-service plumbing company. With over 30 years of experience, Speedy Rooter, Inc. is home to Southeast Florida’s top plumbing, grease trap, and septic team. We offer 24-hour emergency services all year round. So, if you need help for anything that has to do with water, Speedy Rooter, Inc. is ready to help. Do not hesitate, we are ready to help.