A water heated system makes your home a better and more comfortable place to live in especially in the cold seasons. There is nothing worse than having to wait for the water to heat so you can wash the dishes or take a shower after a long day.
Water heating is a process that uses some kind of energy source to heat water to a present temperature.
In the case of gas water heating, the source of energy is usually a gas furnace that’s fueled by propane or natural gas. The gas tank heater is used to store the water until it’s ready to be used and to heat it.
The way it works is that the water supply routes cold water to the bottom of the tank through a dip tube. Meanwhile, a delivery pipe takes the heated water from the top of the tank.
Every gas tank heater is equipped with insulation so that the water does not get cold between the heating cycles.
As a safety feature, all water heaters have a temperature and pressure relief (T&P) valve. That valve opens if the water temperature or the pressure exceeds a safe limit.
Now let’s talk about the benefits of installing a gas heated hot water system in your home.
No wasted power
By keeping the water hot in the gas tanks when you are not using it, the gas heating systems will reduce your bills. As we already mentioned, the water will be hot for you whenever you want to use it and it will be stored like that.
Heats only when you need it
These units heat as you need the water. What this means is that when you are at work or when you are on a vacation, you won’t have to worry about your bills getting sky-high.
There will be no waster power maintaining hot water when you are not at home.
Great in small spaces
For homes where the space is limited, a continuous flow system is perfect. The gas water systems are great because they don’t need a cylinder and with that, they take up far less room than a normal water storage system would take.
You can usually fit a gas unit on the outside wall and with that, you will be saving even more interior space. These systems can be located close to an outlet, which is perfect for placing one system in each ensuite bathroom.
Flexible installation options
The small size these units have means that you can install them pretty much anywhere. There will be no bulky tanks that will take up room in the yard as well.
Most brands that sell these systems provide both indoor and outdoor models to cater for all style properties. Before purchasing a new unit, you should check out the range of cylinders that are available on the market.
Reduced water wastage
You should locate the heater close to high water usage areas like the bathroom, kitchen, and laundry. This will mean that there will be less water wasted while you wait for the hot water to reach the tap.
Continuous hot water
The gas heated hot water system will keep the heating on for as long as you need it. This way you won’t run out of hot water halfway through your shower. And you will never have to wait for the storage tank to heat up again. No matter how many people take a shower one after the other, you will never run out of hot water.
Long-lasting water heater
Most heating units last about 10 years. The great thing about the gas heaters is that they usually last more than two decades. Their life expectancy is more than double than the ones of storage heaters. This means that you will save money in the long run if you invest in a gas water heater.
There are so many power options and with the range of natural gas and LPG models that are available across most of the leading brands, you will definitely find a water heater that will suit the available fuel in your area.
There are some brands that offer electric instant hot water systems for businesses and homes where gas is not an available option.
You should also know that there are some models that don’t require electricity to operate and that makes them ideal for remote or difficult installations. This means that you can even have hot water in your cabin in the woods that doesn’t have electricity.
Lower heating requirements
The systems need to heat the water to the desired delivery temperature. This temperature is usually 50 degrees Celsius and they don’t need to maintain the water at or above 60 degrees Celsius.
This means that the growth of dangerous Legionella bacteria will be prevented. This bacteria lives in the storage tank and it can lead to a lot of different diseases. With a gas water heater, you will not only protect your money, but you will also protect your health as well.
These water systems are better for the environment because they offer instant hot water. There are some models with boasting 7 Star energy ratings and they provide maximum efficiency.
To get the greatest energy efficiency you should use an instant hot water heater as a booster for, or in conjunction with a solar hot water system. This way you will know that you are doing your part to save the planet.
The system controllers can be placed anywhere you want them to be. You can place them at each point of use throughout the house for precise temperature control and safety.
This means that you won’t have to get up and go to the other side of the house if you want to turn on the water heating system.
Reduced maintenance requirements
The gas heated hot water systems have reduced maintenance requirements when they are compared with the storage hot water systems.
There is no tank to corrode or leak or a sacrificial anode to replace. With these units, you won’t have to worry about the things that you are used to worrying about when it comes to water heating.
There are a lot of different models available on the market, so the only thing you need to do is to decide you want this type of unit, decide on the size and your budget.
It is always better to consult with a professional about the unit that will work the best in your home.