Myth #1: Hot Water Tanks Never Explode
Fact: Though it happens in very rare cases, hot water tanks can explode. Hot water tanks with sediment buildups or rusted tank can eventually become inefficient and if not replaced or fixed in time, they can even explode. In some cases, the malfunctioning of components such as the TPR valve can also result in an explosion.
Myth #2: Hot Water Tanks Don’t Consume Energy When Not In Use
Fact: This is one of the biggest myths that people have. Even when the hot water tank is not in use, it still consumes energy and functions internally. Whenever you turn on the hot water faucet, you will obtain hot water. This is because it continuously consumes energy to keep water inside the tank hot.
Myth #3: All Hot Water Tanks Are Same
Fact: The basic features of all the hot water tanks are somewhat similar, but the characteristics differ. With technological advancements, there are hot water tanks of different sizes, capacities, powers, etc. The water heating abilities of each of these water heaters are alike, which makes all the variants different from each other. The features and characteristics also differ from manufacturer to manufacturer.
Myth #4: Hot water tank maintenance is Expensive
Fact: Homeowners often feel that maintaining a hot water tank is an expensive task that requires a lot of money, time, and efforts. What they fail to understand is that regular maintenance prevents several hot water tank-related problems and saves a lot of money in the long run. Also, regular maintenance includes cleaning the tank and the visible components, replacing the anode rod and other components in time, draining and flushing the tank, etc. which is not expensive.
Myth #5: They Are Ideal For Houses That Require Large Amount of Hot Water
Fact: Hot water tanks are for everyone and there is one hot water tank for distinct needs. There are many manufacturers that manufacture a variety of hot water tanks. The bigger hot water tanks that have a capacity of 50-80 gallons, obviously suit families that require a lot of hot water. But, for smaller families, there are smaller hot water tanks of about 20-40 gallons.
Apart from these common myths, if you have any other doubts or myths in your mind, talk to our Edmonton water heater installers and get them cleared. We can help you in knowing everything about your water heater so that you don’t have any more misconceptions in your mind.