Gas Water Heater

Every home has a water heater; they come in gas or electric. The gas water heater is the most popular. The benefits of using a gas water heater are that the gas will heat the water temperature in the tank faster than the other water tanks. Believe it or not gas water heaters actually cost less to operate than electric water heaters. There are so many great manufacturers of gas waters; Rheem and AO Smith are two of the best.

Gas water heaters have some great standard features that other water heaters don’t. Included on a gas water heater is the Thermostat, this device senses when the water level in the tank sinks below the temperature that you preset. When this happens the burner will kick on and heat up the water, for both heat and for potable water.

Another standard on the gas water heater is a TPR Valve, which stands for a Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve. This valve is a pop off valve that is a safety feature on the gas water heater. The valve is designed to release extra pressure from the system when the temperatures get too high, it will shut off the water heater and when the temps come back down the valve resets itself.

If you want to replace your old water heater with a new gas water heater, you should ask yourself, what type of gas water heater do you want to use. Then you will have to figure out what size heater you will need. Most water heaters have efficiency ratings so you want to make sure that the model you choose has a great rating. You also want a high efficiency heater rather than a mid efficiency. The higher the rating the more money you can save with the heater.

There are different venting options on all water heaters; some venting installations are better for the operation of the water heater. Ask the dealer what they believe is the right venting option for you. You want to make sure that you are getting your money’s worth and you are saving money not spending anymore than you have to.

Gas water heaters come in two different applications, the tankless water heater and the storage water heater. The storage tank is said to be the most popular type of water heater for residential homes. The way the storage water heater works is by taking the cold water from the water supply and moves the water to the bottom of the tank. Then the water is heated by the gas burner that is controlled by the thermostat.

The Tankless Water Heater is available in wall-mounted units. They are located to the closest point where the water is being used. The units work with a gas burner that lights when the hot water faucet is turned on. The water is only heated when there is a call for it. This system seems more efficient but with storage tank the water is heated by a thermostat, which heats the water on a more constant basis.

Gas Water Heaters come in different size and capacities. In order to choose which water heater is right for you, you will need to take a look at a Water Heater First Hour Recovery Chart. On this chart you will see how many gallons of water are used with the Shower, Bath, Dishwasher and Washing Machine. You want the best water heater that has the best ratio for first hour delivery of hot water.

There are so many models on the market that you will have to do a lot of research in order to choose the right water heater. Ask as many questions as you can before purchasing a water heater. You want to get the most for your money, remember the higher the efficiency the better the heater. Plus it will save you money in the long run.

This Gas Water Heater Review is Written/Updated on Oct 23rd, 2009 and filed under Home Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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