We provide comprehensive services for water heaters â€“ repair and installation of gas shut-off valves, water shut-off valves and water shut-off valves.
If itâ€™s time to replace your old water heater because itâ€™s too small or has worn out, call us. We can advise you on the best choice considering your needs as well as price, durability and energy efficiency. We will do the heavy lifting of removing your old water heater and bringing in a new one. You will save time and, by choosing a heater wisely, you will save money and energy.
Conventional Storage Water Heaters
Conventional storage water heaters remain the most popular type of water heating system for the home. Here you’ll find basic information about how storage water heaters work; what criteria to use when selecting the right model; and some installation, maintenance, and safety tips.
How They Work
A single-family storage water heater offers a ready reservoirâ€”from 20 to 80 gallonsâ€”of hot water. It operates by releasing hot water from the top of the tank when you turn on the hot water tap. To replace that hot water, cold water enters the bottom of the tank, ensuring that the tank is always full.
Conventional storage water heater fuel sources include natural gas, propane, fuel oil, and electricity. Natural gas and propane water heaters basically operate the same. A gas burner under the tank heats the water. A thermostat opens the gas valve as the water temperature falls. The valve closes when the temperature rises to the thermostat’s set point0. Oil-fired water heaters operate similarly, but they have power burners that mix oil and air in a vaporizing mist, ignited by an electric spark. Electric water heaters have one or two electric elements, each with its own thermostat. With two electric elements, a standby element at the bottom of the tank maintains the minimum thermostat setting while the upper demand element provides hot water recovery when demand heightens.
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