Gas Water Heater Repair Sacramento

Gas Water Heaters

In a direct-fired gas water heater, thGas Water Heater Repair Sacramentoe heat source is a flame burning on the bottom of the water heater. Air enters the combustion chamber, integrates with the fuel, and the mixture is stirred up. Heat is then moved to the water through metal surface areas at the bottom of the tank. The vent pipe, an exhaust pipe which holds the by-products of combustion to the exterior, likewise acts as a heat exchanger. This pipe is normally surrounded by the water containment tank, and typically contains baffles to slow the escape of these gases through the vent, therefore 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  suggests Gas Water Heater Repair Sacramento.

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