Extending the life of your hot water system may be as simple as changing this sacrificial anode.
Periodic Maintenance of your hot water system can extend the life of your hot water system. There are three easy to ensure the full life of your hot water system:
1. Periodic maintenance of the pressure reducing valve
2. Periodic maintenance of the TPR (Temperature Pressure Relief) valve
3. Periodic maintenance of the Sacrificial Anode
Pressure Reducing Valves are designed to provide accurate pressure control on the inlet side of your hot water system. Fluctuating water pressure will put unnecessary internal pressure on the lining of your tank.
The primary function of the Temperature Pressure Relief (TPR) Valve is to release the excess internal tank pressure. If your TPR valve is continually running it may be an indication that it is time to have it replaced. It may also be an indication that the Pressure Reducing Valve, if fitted, may not be operating correctly and may need replacing.
Located internally in your mains pressure hot water system is the sacrificial anode.The ‘magnesium’ anode is installed by the manufacturer to prevent the tank from rusting.
Unfortunately, after 5 years when the anode stops working as efficiently, your hot water heater begins to rapidly rust. Once this happens, the whole unit will need to be replaced. Extending the life of your hot water system is as simple as changing this sacrificial anode.
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