Let’s take a few mins to talk about water heaters. We can learn a lot about how they work and what the differences are between them. A majority of them work the same way; their biggest difference is the type of fuel that each one uses.
We have several experts in Lake County that are ready and willing to help you with your water heater situation. Learning more about the components and performance of a water heater will help you decide which type to use in your home or commercial property.
First off, you should know that regardless of the kind of tank, a lot of the components used inside are the same. You would have to get into how each one works to see a difference.
Electric Water Heaters use a side mounted thermostat that connects to a heating element inside of the tank. This heating element dips down into the water held in the tank and lets the thermostat know what temperature the water is.
When the water temperature drops under the setting on the thermostats dial, it will send a signal to the heating element that causes it to heat up, which in turn, heats the water.
Gas Water Heaters have a thermostat as well, but this one is more like a gas oven thermostat. It uses a thermocouple to track the status of the pilot light. If the pilot light is out, the thermocouple won’t release gas. If the pilot light is on, gas is released into the burner igniting a bigger flame, just like a stove top.
As the bottom of the tank gets hot, it causes the warm water to rise and the cold water to sink. When the water reaches the temperature on the thermostats dial, the thermostat sends a signal to the thermocouple, telling it to stop releasing gas.
Hot Water Heaters use a circulation system that moves water through the heating elements and the hot water tank on a constant rotation. This heating method makes it possible for the water to keep a steady temperature.
Tankless Water Heaters work just like a regular version does. But they don’t usually hold as much water as a regular version can because the tank and the heater are combined to save space.
All of the different types of water heaters eventually submit to Water Heater Repair issues. They all have wearable parts that need to be maintained or replaced as time moves on.
Call our offices to learn more from one of our Water Heater Experts at KWIKSERV Plumbing. You can reach us at (847) 232-4209– 24/7.