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What Is an Anode Rod?

Monday, August 10th, 2020

People always grumble when they find out their car’s oil needs to be changed. “Why can’t there be oil that never has to be changed?” While we understand the sentiment, there are sometimes materials in our world that are meant to be sacrificed by their mechanical counterparts. This holds true for an anode rod in your water heater.

The anode rod is a vital part of your water heating system, and it’s responsible for attracting the corrosion that would normally cause the system to break down. All of the calcium, magnesium, and other minerals in your water will start to break down your water heater and gunk it up without the protection of an anode rod.

If anyone has been experiencing issues with water heaters in Champaign, IL, it could be due to a corroded anode rod that needs to be replaced. Let us explain!

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