How Does A Gas Water Heating System Work?
A gas water heating system is typically the cheapest and most reliable source of energy for most heating requirements. If you are remodelling or building a new home, chances are you will have to consider updating your water heating system.
Doing this will require you to determine the type of system that best suits your needs. The amount of hot water you use and the number of radiators in your home will determine the type of gas water heating system you need.
For instance, a simple 12kW combi unit would be ideal for someone who is living alone in a one-bedroom flat. On the other hand, if you live in a seven-bedroom country home with a large family, a heating system with at least 50kW of power output would be required to meet the necessary heating requirements.
Like most people chances are you fall somewhere in between. The good news is that there are several different options to choose from. However, it is important to determine the current type of heating system installed in your home before making any decision.
The size, brand, and installation costs will dictate how much you will spend on your new heating system. You will generally have to incur significantly higher installation costs if you decide to go for a completely different heating system than the one you currently have. Whether or not this decision is cost effective depends on the state of your current system.
You may also want to consider that installation charges vary significantly from installer to installer. It is advisable to compare different quotes in order to ensure that you get the most competitive price available.
Several factors will come into play when deciding on the most suitable way to heat your home. When dealing with gas heating systems (also known as wet system), water is heated via a gas-fired unit, which then flows through the taps and into your home.
Here is a Step-by-Step Guide on How They Work:
– A pipe connected from a gas main in the street provides a continuous supply of natural gas to your gas heater.
– Cold water in a pipe makes contact with gas jets, which heat it up to about 60 degrees Celsius.
– The water pipe is a part of a large continuous pipe circuit, which travels right around your house.
– This network passes through different hot-water radiators and then comes back to the heating system.
– The water flowing through the radiators loses some of its heat during this movement, warming each room as a result. The heater has to stay on to maintain the right temperature required to heat the home.
– Via an electric pump, the water flow is directed around the pipework circuit and radiators.
– Heating oil or liquid petroleum gas (LPG) are great alternatives for houses that do not have a connection to a gas network. These fuels work just like gas, but they are slightly more expensive to run.
If you are not sure which option is the best one for your home needs, it is always advisable to consult an expert. Anytime Hot Water can be of great assistance to you. Call us now 1800 633 920!