Gas Water Heater Repair Homestead

Gas Water HeatersGas Water Heater Repair Homestead FL

In a direct-fired gas water heater, the heat source is a flame burning on the bottom of the water heater. Air enters the combustion chamber, incorporates with the fuel, and the mixture is stirred up. Heat is then transferred to the water through metal surface areas at the bottom of the tank. The vent pipe, an exhaust pipe which carries the by-products of combustion to the exterior, also serves as a heat exchanger. This pipe is generally surrounded by the water containment tank, and frequently contains baffles to slow the escape of these gases with the vent, therefore allowing more time for heat to be moved to the water around the pipe.

Energy is lost in the transfer of heat from the flame to the water, and some heat is lost up the flue  suggests Gas Water Heater Repair Homestead.

Here are some good ideas from About.com.

Back to Water Heater Repair Homestead