Solar energy from the Sun is transformed to heat energy and heaters working on this principle are known as solar heaters. Many homeowners are patronizing such heaters as they make a very effective and affordable means of heating water without causing any pollution in the environment.
The Way It Works
Such heaters need solar collectors and tanks for storing water. Their working is very simple. The solar collectors are installed on rooftops of homes to collect maximum of sunrays and assign them to pipes filled with water that gets heated in the process. The water so heated is stocked up in storage tanks.
Most of the heaters use gas or electricity for heating water, but solar heaters don’t require either of the two.
There are two types of water heaters: the active water heaters and the passive water heaters. The former can be used under any climatic condition, including sub-zero… Continue reading
The function of a thermostat in any electrical device, a water heater included, is to switch on or off the power supply to the equipment as it reaches a preset temperature.
The back of a thermostat has a bi-metallic disk that is hard-pressed to the side of the tank. As the name suggests, it is made up of two metals, having different coefficients of expansion, meaning they contract or expand at different rates varying with temperature.
It causes the metal to bend at predetermined temperature. When used along with a switch, it controls the temperature of the equipment using the thermostat. You might have heard a clicking sound on devices like a coffee maker or a washing machine. That click is caused due to back and forth movement of the bimetallic strip operating the switch.
Electric water heaters necessarily require heating elements for heating water. Some of the elements operate… Continue reading
If you are a frequent traveler or one of those adventure seekers then you might need a water heater to heat water for you during your outdoor activities.
Use the camping water heater for all your outdoor heating needs. This heater is portable and hence increases the efficiency as it can be easily carried from place to place.
You can always have hot water at your service to make a cup of tea or coffee during your camping or outdoor adventures.
There are many types and varieties of portable camping water heater. Portable camping water heater of the brands Zodi, Honeywell, Rheem, Kenmore, and Lakewood are very popular. You need to choose the one that meets your requirements. One of the popular brands of camping water heater is from Zodi Company.
The heater from this brand is of high quality and comes in the 6187 series with the main… Continue reading
When attempting to select a solar water heater there are a number of things that you need to look into.
What is the geography of your area like? What kind of circulation system do you plan to have in your water heater? Do you want to have an active or a passive solar water heater?
These are all going to prove to be important things to consider when you are purchasing or making the upgrade to a solar water heater.
If your geographic location is poor for solar power, then you obviously do not want to buy a solar water heater. If you do not get a lot of sunlight or your house is surrounded by trees then this would not provide enough heat for your water heater to work properly.
If your area is prone to a lot of cloudy weather like England or the northwestern United States, then… Continue reading
Sizing a tankless water heater is a simple thing to do, even for those of us who do not have much home repair experience.
When you are attempting to choose a tankless hot water heater, you need to think about the place that you will need the hot water at.
If you need a unit that will only be heating one or two areas and not many others, then you do not need a large unit. It depends on whether you are applying it to one point or multiple points.
Another important thing to do is determine the incoming water temperature. If you live farther north or in a colder climate, your incoming water temperature will be much colder than if you live in a warmer climate.
Once you have determined how many places you will need the water you can determine the gallons per minute that you will require… Continue reading
A heater that uses the sun energy to warm water is commonly known as a solar hot water heater. It is the best home appliance from environmental and economic perspectives.
This is because it does not pollute the atmosphere and is highly cost effective due to the use of the free source of energy – the sun.
A consumer always buys the commodity that offers him pros for the longer time period and the solar hot water heater has this quality. A high initial cost of the solar water heaters misleads some irrational consumers.
Undoubtedly, its early cost is higher as compared to the other heaters like electric, etc. However, after initial charges its life and advantages are much wider in a range than that of the other’s.
This is so because after paying low preliminary cost for the electric heaters you need to pay an extra cost for electricity… Continue reading
Every consumable commodity needs to be repaired after certain period of time. The time of repair depends on how you use the commodity; the more cautiously you use the good, the longer will be its working tenure.
Careful use also determines the life of your commodity, especially the durable household goods like furniture, water heaters, and air conditions, etc.
Carelessness while using home appliances is one of the biggest loopholes that is present in almost all families. Haste is one of the primary causes of this reckless usage of the home appliances. We often get late either for school or office while performing daily life activities. As the result of hurriedness we do not make precautions while using our appliances.
A water heater is one of the most important home appliances without which we cannot think of bathing, especially during the extreme cold weather. You cannot afford inoperative heater even… Continue reading
The ever-increasing interest and desire to use newer technology has urged people to discard the traditional tank-type water heaters and grab tankless water heater for both household and commercial use.
Also referred to as demand or instantaneous water heaters, a tank less water heater provides hot water only when necessary. As you turn on the tap, water is heated then and there and it flows through the pipes warmed up by either propane or natural gas or by electric coils.
Unlike the conventional water heaters, the tankless water heaters do not use a storage tank and heat up water directly, thus fending off standby heat losses related to the traditional storage water heaters. A tankless water heater is highly beneficial and is commonly found in the residences of the western countries which experience extremely chilly winters.
How Does A Tankless Water Heater Function?
As soon as the hot water faucet… Continue reading
Water heaters are appliances facilitating the process of heating water through a thermodynamic process wherein an energy source is used to heat the water. Its commonly used for domestic purpose, and its uses includes but not limited to bathing, cleaning, cooking etc.
Types Of Water Heaters
Conventional Storage Water Heaters
Conventional storage water heater is one of the bestselling water heating systems for home. This type of heaters possesses a ready reservoir with the capacity to hold 20-80 gallons of water.
It functions by expelling warm water from the top of tank as you turn on the tap. Cold water enters the tank’s bottom to replace the hot water, thus assuring that the tank is always full.
A conventional storage water heater usually uses natural gas, electricity or propane as fuel sources.
On Demand (Tank-less or Instantaneous) Water Heaters
Also known as tank-less or instantaneous water heater, an on demand… Continue reading
Gone are the days when people used to make a lot of struggle in heating water in big pots, kettles, cauldrons, and other vessels in order to meet the demand of hot water.
The invention of the hot water heater is not less than any other blessings of the science and technology that facilitates the daily human activities like cooking, washing, and bathing, etc.
Today there are a number of companies dealing in the production and trading of water heaters. The fruits of this blessing do not end here because today we are able to buy the heater of varying fuel type like electricity, gas, etc.
Due to the availability of multiple types of heaters the consumer has become little confused on which fuel type heater he should buy. Some key points are discussed underneath in order to facilitate your decision making process regarding the fuel type of the heater:… Continue reading