how Electric water heaters work
These types of water heaters use electricity to heat the water inside the tank.
- JUNCTION BOX
- Top-mounted, built-in electric junction box ready for 1/2" or 3/4" conduit ensures convenient installation.
- FOAM INSULATION
- The tank is surrounded by a thick layer of environmentally-friendly non-CFC polyurethane foam to trap heat inside the tank, saving energy.
- T&P RELIEF VALVE
- The temperature and pressure relief valve is a safety feature that allows the tank to relieve excess pressure if a condition occurs that requires pressure relief from inside the tank.
- DUAL HEATING ELEMENTS
- 4500W, 240VAC copper elements provide quick recovery and high efficiency. Some models have a long-lasting stainless steel elements to further enhance reliability.
- ANODE ROD
- The top-mounted anode rod fights the corrosive effects of hot water to extend the life of the tank. Anode rods are sacrificial parts that should be checked for depletion as part of routine water heater maintenance.
- GLASS LINING
- We coat the interior of the tank with porcelain enamel glass to protect the tank from corrosion, chemical resistance (acid or alkaline) and thermal shock.
- SELF-CLEANING DIP TUBE
- Our electric water heaters include a self-cleaning dip tube to help minimize sediment in the tank, prolinging long tank life and enhancing efficiency.
- Meets UL 174 code requirements, as well as efficiency standards found in the latest edition of the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act and U.S. Department of Energy.