When it comes to hot water heaters many people do know how they work and how to repair anything if it goes wrong. Having an understanding of how these work will give you the knowledge to fix anything that may go wrong. There three frequently asked questions when it comes to how to operate one of the electric water heaters. Below is a list of each question and a detailed answer to it.
FAQ #1 – Why Does Water Tank Overheating Occur and How Do Your Fixit,
All water tanks operate under the scientific principles. They are usually cylindrical and heat water through the use of two heating elements. One element is placed at the top of the tank and another one is placed near the bottom of the tank. These metal heating elements remain activated until the water inside the tank reaches a certain temperature and then they shut off. Most water heaters come with a temperature gauge on the back. and you have the option to set the temperature as high as 150 degrees, how it is recommended that you keep the temperature at 120 which is the standard recommended temperature by manufacturers. Going above this standard risks serious damage to the unit. That is the most common reason for overheating as many 50-gallon electric water heaters owners do not know.
FAQ #2 – Why Does My Hot Water Turn Off After So Many Minutes,
Your hot water heater has two income streams of water and one for exit of water. The first two pipes attach at the top of the heater and bring cold water into the unit. This unheated water is spilled into the tank initiating the heating elements to turn on. Once all of the water has heated up to optimal temperature the elements shut off and then they expel the water into something like your bathtub. Once all of this hot water has emptied from the tank, the tank refills with the two incoming cold water pipes. There is no way to fix this other than be diligent about how much hot water you use.