Gas Water Heater Repair Tempe

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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, combines with the fuel, and the mix is sparked. Heat is then moved to the water through metal surfaces at the bottom of the tank. The vent pipe, an exhaust pipe which carries the by-products of combustion to the outside, likewise functions as a heat exchanger. This pipe is usually surrounded by the water containment tank, and frequently includes baffles to slow the escape of these gases with the vent, thus allowing 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 Tempe.

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