Gas Water Heater Repair Services

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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 gets in the combustion chamber, incorporates with the fuel, and the mix is sparked. 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 acts as a heat exchanger. This pipe is normally surrounded by the water containment tank, and frequently contains baffles to slow the escape of these gases through the vent, thus permitting even 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 Augusta GA.

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