Breaking Down Of A Water Heater

5th July 2018
Water Heater to be installed

Water heaters are found in almost every home and office in Singapore. Nonetheless, many people do not fully understand what a water heater is about. This ignorance of consumers post great difficult when they want water heater installation services, as they do not understand how and who they should do so. This article aims to fill this gap of knowledge. We will break down water heater into parts that are easily understandable for normal people. If you are interested, please continue reading.

Anatomy of a water heater

We focus here on the anatomy of a tank type water heater, because this is the easiest to explain and understand. If readers are interested in other types of water heater, we will be writing blog articles on others later.

Cold water and hot water supply: They are basically water pipes sending water in or out of the water heater. Cold water is from the tap to the tank, while the hot water goes from the tank to sinks, tubs, and places where you need hot water at home.

Water tank: the water tank is made of steel and usually can stand high pressure. Steam from hot water may lead to high pressure inside the water tank, so the ability to stand high pressure is a very important safety measure. Usually the outer layer of the tank contains an insulation layer, so that heated water does not lose too much heat to the surroundings. This insulation helps with energy conservation and definitely saves your electricity bill.

Gas burner control and burner assembly: this device is connected with the gas supply of the building. It also controls the ignition of the gas. We do not want our gas burner to supply heat all the time. If so, it will burn the water to steam. Nonetheless, we also want our water to maintain a relatively hot temperature for ready use when necessary. As a result, there usually is a thermometer to monitor the temperature of the hot water inside the tank. Furthermore, the burner is well controlled to minimize heat losses, and also to ensure safety measures. This part of the water heater has the biggest impact on the efficiency of the entire water heater.

Gas exhaust flue: The exhaust flue helps to release the burned gas from the burner, and also helps to exchange heat from the gas to the water. The flue must be properly installed to ensure gas exhaustion.

Pressure relief valve: this is an important safety measure in the water heater. Once the pressure or the temperature inside the heater become too high, the valve will automatically open to release hot steam to the air to lower down the temperature and pressure. You may think that this incurs heat losses and wastes energy; however, you also definitely do not want your water tank to explore. As a result, the valve protects you from most of the dangers caused by the water heater.

Tank drain valve: hot water can lead to sediments in the water tank. As a result, modern water tank usually has a drain valve to remove such sediments. This valve significantly improves the water quality.

Which Parts Of A Water Heater Spoils Easily?

Sediments: even with a sediment drain valve, sediments may still build up in a water tank. This reduces the efficiency of the water heater significantly.

High pressure: high pressure inside the water tank may damage your water tank.

Rusting: water heater does rust, even though its materials are usually rust-resistant.

Old age: even though a water heater tends to last a few years, they still age eventually, and their functionality and efficiency decrease sharply.

How Can We Fix them?

Sediments: We offer services to flush your water tank completely. It is good to flush and clean your water tank at least once year to ensure high efficiency.

High pressure: our technicians can make minor adjustments to your water tank and heating device to ensure a suitable pressure.

Rusting: it is good to check for rusting regularly and change certain parts of the water heater if necessary. This will ensure the safety and efficiency of the water heater.

Old age: when it comes to old age, we may have to replace the water heater entirely. However, the good news is that a new water heater can ensure a much more effective operations, thus saving a huge amount of electricity bills.

Repair And Install Your Water Heater Now

Do not wait any more. It is important to repair your water heater once any strange things happen. Let an expert take a look. Water heater has high pressure and burner inside, so it is arguable one of the most dangerous things in a house. It is good to repair it and maintain it well to ensure safety for your entire households.

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