Gas Hot Water Systems
There aren’t too many locations across Adelaide where you will find a street which doesn’t have a gas main running through it. It’s less likely to find natural gas in the Adelaide Hills and instead these resident will take advantage of bottled gas in the form of lpg.
Gas is used worldwide to heat water and the shapes and forms in which these appliances perform the task of heating the water vary greatly.
In Australia there are two methods which we use to heat water with gas and they are storage and instant. These hot water systems can be located in various places around the home and the work place.
Depending on the demand which your property has for gas hot water will depend on the system you have in place to provide adequate hot water. In the 1970’s it was particularly popular to have a low pressure slow burning low pressure gas hot water boiler installed in the roof space of the home, the reason for this was space saving and long life span due to a copper tank. Then there was the introduction of the continuous flow hot water systems which provided unlimited hot water on demand, and finally there were mains pressure storage gas hot water systems which once again were a slow burning furnace which gradually heated the water in a storage style of tank, either internally or externally or the property.
Gas as most people are aware is a very economical option for fuel which can be used to heat water. In Adelaide the common form of gas for fuel in a hot water system is natural gas and secondly you will come across bottled gas in the form of lpg. Due the relatively low cost of gas from the utility providers compared to that of electricity it is more favourable for property owners to opt for gas when selecting a method for heating water.
Gas is ignited with a controlled flame via a thermostat to heat the water inside of the hot water system.
There are various contributing factors which need to be consider when selecting and installing a gas fired hot water system. As the fuel is burnt off if emits dangerous fumes which must be adequately ventilated and at the same time the gas flame requires adequate oxygen in order to burn the correct mixture gas to make a safe flame. The technology surrounding gas fired water heaters is ever evolving with advancements and today you will find manufacturers of gas fuelled hot water systems accompanying their systems with solar panels creating a greater environmentally friendly option for heating water around the home and in commercial arrangements such as apartment complexes and hotels.