Gas Water Heater Repair Salem OR

Gas Water HeatersGas Water Heater Repair Salem Oregon

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 transferred to the water through 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 serves as a heat exchanger. This pipe is normally surrounded by the water containment tank, and commonly contains 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  suggests Gas Water Heater Repair Salem OR.

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