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What’s people opinions about anode rods in water heaters even if you have a water softner?!?!?!
My water heater is dead. I’m thinking of upgrading from a 40 gal to 50 gal and considering adding an anode rod inside the water heater. The anode rod helps with sediment and corrosive elements. Though is really that necessary when we have a water softner?!?!?!
The anodes are there to purposely deteriorate so the metal that makes up your water heater does not. They are sacrificial. All water heaters should have them and you should replace them every few years. They greatly extend the life of your water heater.
Finally everything is settled. They are coming out Sat. to put in the new water heater. The wife and I will be in Duluth all weekend, but the in-laws are watching the kids. Upgrade from a 40-50 gallon tank, plus since we are installing the anode rod, our warranty is good for 12 years. Though I probably still have to change out the anode rod every 3-5 years. Though doing a quick search, they run $20 and up.
Up next… the furnace… LoL!!! It’s the original from 1998. Other than than that we are sitting pretty good. Newer roof, dishwasher, stove and AC. Brand new after buying the house; frig and washer/dryer. The carpet will eventually need to be replaced, but with kids 11, 8 and 3… that’s on the back burner. I also want to put in a new patio and widen my driveway from 3 car to 4, with putting in a shed next to 3rd stall garage. As well as updating the master bath and walk in closet. Who ever updated the master closet previously, needs their head examined. Should be a fun winter and early spring for my dad and I, before him and mom head back to the cabin for 6 months.