Water Heater Magnolia, Texas
If you need to repair your current water heater or install a new water heater in Magnolia, Conroe, Woodlands Texas, then REI Plumbing is the right choice for you.
There are different types of water heater and we can help you choosing the right one.
Tankless Water Heater
If your home doesn't have a hot-water tank, you probably have a hot-water or steam home-heating system that also heats water for your taps. To accomplish the job, your boiler has a tankless water heater. In this system, a coil of pipe is connected at one end to the cold water supply, and at the other to your hot-water delivery piping. As the boiler heats the water that warms your home, that water heats the coil, creating hot water at your taps.
Fuel-Fired Water Heaters
Instead of electrical-resistance elements, gas-fired heaters have a burner that's fed gas through a control valve and a thermostat switch. In an oil-fired heater, the burner is similar to that found on an oil-fired furnace.
Electric Water Heaters
The typical electric unit is wired to a 220-volt circuit. To heat the water, the current passes through electrical-resistance heating elements—usually two, one at the middle of the tank and one at the bottom.
How Does a Tankless Gas Water Heater Work?
Open a hot water tap and a sensor detects the flow.
The gas burner fires and the heat exchanger warms the flowing water.
Some have a secondary heat exchanger to pre-heat the water, using heat from the exhaust gases.
A thermostat modulates the amount of gas that goes to the burner, maintaining the pre-set temperature.