How Water Heaters Work
Look up and see what\'s happening inside the water heater tank and see how it works simply, simply and elegantly.
The thermostat of the water heater controls the water temperature in the tank.
Normally, you can set the temperature between 120 and 180 degrees Fahrenheit (
49 to 82 degrees Celsius).
The water temperature recommended by most manufacturers is set between 120 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit (
49 to 60 degrees Celsius).
This is hot enough to be used effectively for home use, but not too hot, and therefore poses a risk of burns.
If a child lives in your home, it is wise to be closer to the low end of the range.
Setting the water heater to a lower temperature can also save energy, and if you remember to dial back the heat while you are on vacation, you will experience more energy saving.
Typically, the thermostat is located under the protective cover plate and has a knob or dial that you can turn to set the temperature.
The Dip tube transports cold water from your water pipe to the bottom inside the tank, where the water starts to warm.
The heating device, whether it is a burner or a component, shall remain in working condition until the water reaches the temperature.
When the water is heated, it rises to the top of the tank. The heat-
The Out pipe is located near the top of the tank.
At any given moment, the water flowing out of the water heater at the top is always the hottest in the water tank, because the nature of the hot water is higher than the cold water with higher density.
The secret of the water heater design to open the cold, incoming water and hot, outgoing water is that it relies on the principle of heat rise to complete the hard part.
Location of heat-
The outlet pipe at the top of the tank makes the rest.