Water Heater Gas
Water heaters are an almost essential component to every indoor plumbing system. These big and bulky machines are usually in the back of our minds- that is, until either the hot water runs out or someone flushes the toilet. Here's how a water heater works:
The water heater is essentially a large tank (they vary is size) that intakes water and then heats it. It does this in a number of ways depending on what kind of heater you have. In this case, a natural gas heater heats the water through the heat generated by a burner placed in a compartment underneath the tank. A thermostat on the outside of the unit controls this.
From there, the heater uses the principle that heat rises in order to get the hot water to come out instead of the cold. In the event of an emergency, the water heater has a series of valves that allow the pressure to be released or to drain the water.
When a natural gas water heater stops working, it may be because the burner is not functioning properly. When water heaters get especially old, it is safe practice to replace them, even if there are not any visible problems. A common problem with aging natural gas water heaters can be carbon monoxide leaks.
Rainforest Plumbing &- Air technicians are trained to repair water heaters and have access to the best units on the market should you decide to replace yours. Give us a call today at (480) 615-7766
to schedule an appointment.
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