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At Seymour Energy Services, our water heaters come in many different types. We have oil fired high efficiency water heaters along with gas and electric water heaters and tankless water heaters. Providing quality in construction, efficiency in performance and durability in operation, our water heaters are built to last. We offer the best expertise, technical advice, and customer service available.
Conventional Tank Water Heaters
Most water heaters are tank-style water heaters which keep a cylindrical tank full of hot water in your home at all times. The typical sizes available for household water heaters that utilize a tank are between 20 and 100 gallons. When hot water is required the water is circulated to the open faucet. Conventional tanks utilize electric, natural gas, propane, oil, solar or geothermal power as an energy source to heat the water.
The typical electric water heater 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.
Electric Water Heaters
Power is delivered to each element through a thermostat—a switch that senses the water temperature. When the temperature drops, the switch closes to allow current flow, and it opens when the temperature reaches its preset limit. Thermostats have a dial for setting the maximum water temperature--generally between 130 degrees and 140 degrees F, or as low as about 120 degrees F for increased energy savings and scald protection.
When a hot water tap is opened, cold water enters the tank through the dip tube and the drop in temperature triggers the thermostat and element at the bottom. As the water at the top of the tank is replaced by cool water, the temperature at the top thermostat drops, and its element kicks in. When the tap is turned off, the heating elements continue to carry current until the thermostats are satisfied.
Gas Water Heaters
An alternative to electric water heaters is gas-heated, usually utilizing natural gas or propane. Instead of electrical-resistance elements, gas heaters have a burner that's fed gas through a control valve and a thermostat switch. The burner is usually situated to throw a flame under the tank. The exhaust gases are vented either through a hollow core at the center of the tank or around the tank sides. Because gas-fired heaters heat the tank, which in turn heats the water, there will be more wear and tear on the tank than with electric heat. A gas-fired heater, therefore, may have a shorter life expectancy than an electric heater.
Will a Tankless style water heater work for me?
A Tankless or Instantaneous water heater is a great option for some people. However, they won't do well in many applications. Tankless units do not store heated water like a tank style, they heat the water seconds before it comes out your faucet. Many factors must be considered to determine if a Tankless style unit is right for you. We will make sure a that you are making the right decision in choosing your heating system. Call us at 203-888-1700 today for more details.
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