When the temperature goes down, the best thing is a relaxing bath … So this is the best time for you to ensure you have the most tasty and economical hot bath in your home. With the light bill on the heights and the drawbacks and occasional shocks of the electric shower, it’s time to seriously think of one gas heater.
With it you can also end the torture of dishwasher with that cold water in the coldest, have you thought about it?
(That nothing! This is only for those who do not have gas heater!) – Photo: almanaquesos
I have been many years and I do not change at all! Why am I going to change the comfort and economy I have with this equipment that still has a useful life of more than 10 years?
And now I’m going to take all your doubts so that you have, next winter, the pleasure of a gas heater and still save your rich buck!
1) How does the gas heater work?
Synthesizing, see the drawing below:
You hardly need to explain, do you? But the water passes through this copper “pipe” (serpentine) which is heated by the gas fire (burner) and I came out warm on the other side. And this happens as soon as the heater “feels” that there is cold water passing (automatic activation) because you opened some hot water register (faucet or shower). Everything is very fast and the water is warm soon.
Gas heaters in digital models
There are models where you control the height of the flame and the amount of water coming in – so you change the temperature of the water. On the other hand, gas heaters the younger ones are digital: You inform the temperature you want and it controls everything. They are more efficient and even safer. The two models also have equipment with different capacities to serve from a house with only one shower to another that has several points of hot water used at the same time.
2) What are the necessary facilities?
Firstly, you need to know if your home or apartment is prepared for a gas heater.
There should be a tubing that carries cold water to the heater and hot water from the heater to the points where you will use it, in addition to the specific gas point for the heater. gas heater.
In addition, there should be a permanent ventilation point (always open out of the house) near where the heater will be and a larger pipe for the exhaust (similar to that used for exhausting the hoods).
Not having this facility – and even if it already exists – it is very important that you hire qualified personnel to do it, if necessary, and to install your gas heater exactly in accordance with the standards of your city’s gas supplier, if applicable, according to the rules of your condominium. Security is vital!
Example of a good installation
3) What about day-to-day care and maintenance?
To further enhance your economy, comfort and safety, the following points are important:
– Adjust the temperature of your heater so that you do not need to open the cold water to “regulate” the water. After all, it does not make sense for you to spend gas to heat the water that will then cool, right?
-Observe the color of the flame in the heater. It must be blue. If you notice flames in different colors it is good to have a review with a reliable technical service.
-As with all equipment and especially equipment dealing with gas and fire, gas heaters need a good periodic overhaul. Correctly follow all instructions from the manufacturer of your gas heater and the gas utility in the city where you live.
4) Where can I find more information about gas heaters?
Of course this post presents general and not detailed information, but I will recommend a great site where you will find – besides selling the best gas heaters on the market (for all Brazil) and offering all kinds of service installation and maintenance (for Sao Paulo) with online quote – all the answers and clarifications for your doubts:
It is the site of AQUECENORTE, which has a highly specialized team serving homes and companies. On the blog you will find lots of information, including some cool ebooks that explain everything in detail. Download this one that gives tips on how to choose the best gas heater for your home. and stay on top of the subject.
See too AQUECENORTE’s customer reviews on Google for you to imagine the level of services provided by it.
I, if I were you, would go and ensure a much more pleasant and economical bath for you and your family! They will love it!