Gas Water Heater Repair Tucson

Gas Water HeatersGas Water Heater Repair Tucson

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 mix is fired up. Heat is then moved to the water with metal surfaces at the bottom of the tank. The vent pipe, an exhaust pipe which carries the by-products of combustion to the outside, also works as a heat exchanger. This pipe is usually surrounded by the water containment tank, and typically consists of baffles to slow the escape of these gases through the vent, thus allowing even 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 we suggest.

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