Hot Water Tank Corrosion
My new home has a separate hot water heater for the radiant heat system (house on slab). My pilot went out so I had a water heater company come out to relight it. As it turns out the unit has been operating for maybe 6 months and it was all corroded in the burner area. The tech thought that the system had been in place for years.
He said that the HWH is too small for the amount of space I am trying to heat. THat it is working too hard and that is causing the corrosion. THe water that comes back in is too cold and that makes it work harder.
I am heating about 1,750 sq. w/ a 50 gallon tank.
Please help me decide what size my house should have had and are there codes that state what size is required?
I'm at a loss and just want to get this fixed properly.