Gas Water Heater Repair Kissimmee

Gas Water HeatersGas Water Heater Repair Kissimmee

In a direct-fired gas water heater, the heat source is a flame burning on the bottom of the water heater. Air gets in the combustion chamber, combines with the fuel, and the mixture is ignited. Heat is then moved to the water with metal surfaces at the bottom of the tank. The vent pipe, an exhaust pipe which holds the by-products of combustion to the outside, also functions as a heat exchanger. This pipe is usually surrounded by the water containment tank, and often contains baffles to slow the escape of these gases with the vent, thus permitting more time for heat to be transferred 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 Kissimmee.

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