What is an Apcom style thermostat?
Engineered to be more sensitive and accurate than conventional thermostats, APCOM water heater thermostats are the most popular in the industry. Our patented design encapsulates the bimetallic thermostat disc (sensor), protecting it from the temperature changes of other components.
What is a single element water heater?
What is a Single Element Water Heater? A single element or single thermostat water heater is one with a single means of temperature control for the entirety of the water tank.
How long does a geyser thermostat last?
“So, while cold weather won’t cause your geyser to burst, your geyser is more vulnerable to bursting during cold weather if it is old or if the valves or thermostat are faulty,” says Craggs. Typically, geysers have a lifespan of five years and over this time they corrode.
How do I know if my geyser thermostat is bad?
One of the most common geyser thermostat problems is water not getting heated. This problem is related to thermostats because if the thermostat is set to a lower temperature then the water won’t heat as much as you would like it to.
Will a hot water heater work with only one element?
So, can you run a water heater with only one element? Yes, a water heater can still run if the bottom element quits. However, the water heater won’t run efficiently and likely won’t produce enough hot water to satisfy your family’s needs running on just the top element.
Can you replace a single element water heater with a dual element?
Most single-element water heaters that are 30-gallon capacity or more can be replaced with a double-element one. Water heaters with a tank smaller than 20-gallons are always single element.
What happens when hot water heater thermostat goes bad?
Upper Thermostat Failure – If your upper thermostat (or heating element) is defective, then the water heater will stop heating water entirely. Since the upper thermostat controls the lower thermostat, when the upper fails, the lower never turns on.