If you use a gas based water heater then the water is heated with the help of a gas burner. But in electric water heaters, there is a metal heating element at the bottom and at the top of the water heater. The supply of cold water usually takes place through the bottom of the equipment. So as the water passes through the bottom, the heating element heats the water. The upper heating element contributes to the heating process only when there is a high demand for hot water.
The heating element in water heaters is usually made of a metal, which gets hot with electrical resistance. The mechanism is similar to the one used on induction cook tops. The problem occurs when these heating elements stop functioning properly. You are then left with the option of replacing the water heater or changing the heating element. This is decided by a professional water tank installer.
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Replacing the water heater heating element involves three steps:
In case you feel confused about the process at any step then you can reach out to us. Our team of experts will help you replace the water heater element in no time.