What Is the Anode Rod, and Why Is It Important?

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Water heaters are in contact with large amounts of water from the time they are installed onward. That level of water exposure almost invariably leads to rust and eventually to structural collapse. Since your water heater is always interacting with so much water, why is it that it doesn’t rust out and rupture after only a couple of years? The answer is a component known as the anode rod. The anode rod is a vital part of your water heater system. Let’s take a closer look at what it is, and how it protects your water heater. (more…)