HOT WATER TANK
Hot water tank (also called water heater) are used for storing hot water for space heating or domestic use. High efficient insulated hot water tank can retain and stored heated hot water longer, which would reduce fuel costs. These may have a built-in gas, oil burner system or electric immersion heaters. Some types use an external heat exchanger such as a central heating system or heated water from another energy source. The most typical in the domestic context is a fossil-fuel burner, electric immersion elements or a district heating scheme. It is recommend that your tank service, repair and install by a certified contractor. Many insurance companies will not validate your insurance if your system is over ten years old.
Hot Water Tank Replacement Signs:
- signs of water leaks
- calcium built-up
- pilot burner shutting down constantly
- low hot water pressure
- rusty water marks
- lack of hot water
- tank over ten years (Recommend)
Hot Water Tank Three Most Common Parts:
Pressure & Temperature Relief Valve (T&P Valve)
Pressure and Temperature Relief Valve (T&P Valve):
This safety valve is design to release excess heat and water pressure in order to protect the tank from rupture. These valves are set to open when the water pressure reaches 150 psi, or when the water temperature reaches 210 degrees. In the event of a leaking valve, individuals should have a qualified person inspect and replace valve.
This is install inside the water tank to help control the rate of rust and corrosion on the tank. As a result, the anode rod will corrode to protect the expose melt of the tank. These are generally made from relatively pure active metals, such as magnesium, aluminum, or zinc.
Note: This rod will eventually decay overtime which will leave your hot water tank unprotected. The life expectancy of the anode rode is around 3-7 years. It is generally recommend to replace your anode after 5 years in order to extend the life of your tank.
Gas Control Valve
Gas Control Valve:
- This valve on a hot water tank is design to control the flow of gas to the burner.
- Allows the flame to heat the water inside of the tank while monitoring the water temperature.
- Monitor pilot gas and flame. The valve would sense this flame by receiving a electrical signal from the thermopile or thermocouple, which sits in the pilot flame.
- The valve is also design with multiple temperature settings for individual comfort.
Gas Hot Water Tank Installation or Replacement.
During the process of a gas hot water heater installation or replacement, proper procedure must be taken into consideration. With our team’s many years of experience in gas water heater installation and replacement. Customers can rest assured knowing that our team of experts will have the job done correctly. Gas hot water heater has the potential to produce high levels of carbon monoxide which is not good to the human health. Therefore, a number of checks must be done in order to prevent this to happen. At Knowledge Hvac & Refrigeration, we can take care of all your hot water needs. We install gas, electric, high efficiency and tankless water heater to customers across BC Canada. So give us a call today to speak to one of our experts.
Gas Hot Water Tank Repair.
During the lifespan of your hot water tank, customer many experience problems and may need to repair their system. However, choosing the right contractor that you can trust may be challenging. Here are some of the questions you can asked a contractor in order to have that piece of mind.
- Are they register with the Technical Safety BC.
- Are they certified to work on gas equipment.
- Can they pull the correct permit.
Our team are all factory trained on a wide range of water heater problems. So regardless of the hot water system, our experts are trained to detect any problems you are having. We provide hot water tank repairs to both our commercial and residential customers. So whether you have a forty gallons to a hundred and fifty gallons, our team will be able to help.
Gas Hot Water Tank Servicing.
Manufacturers have always recommend your hot water tank to be service every year. But by doing so, this will also extend the life of your water tank. Hot water tank servicing is technical and must be done by someone who knows what they are doing. Because of the fact you are working with fire, gas and the equipment potential of producing carbon monoxide. These are all dangerous and can lead up to major damages or injuries to an individual or to the building.
We have the team, training and qualifications so get in touch with us today and to speak to someone from our team. At Knowledge Hvac & Refrigeration we provide our team with the opportunity of doing continual factory training. These are all in the categories of heating, cooling and refrigeration. Therefore, by doing so, we can provide our customers with the right expertise.