Each resident of an apartment building suffers from a planned and unscheduled shutdown of hot water. At best, it is necessary to heat the water in a pan or kettle for a couple of days, but what to do when the technical work lasts more than a week or even a month? And what if you live in your home, where there is no centralized hot water supply? In this problem, your water heater will be your great helper. But do not rush to run to the store and take the first product that comes to hand, it is necessary to begin to understand what types of water heaters are there, and what is it worth buying for you.
Features of a storage water heater
A storage water heater, also called a boiler, is a larger device than a “protector.” Here the water is heated using steam or water heat exchanger.
The storage water heater will be an ideal assistant for a large family, as well as in factories and enterprises. There are separate models of this type of device capable of storing up to 500 liters of water, and thanks to the particular material from which the housing is made, the temperature of the liquid does not cool down for a long time.
The storage devices are also gas and electric.
Gas-fired heaters are perfect for a private home. They consume gas much less than running water heaters, so they are economical. Devices differ in their stability and ability to work even with poor-quality water. Modern water heaters are equipped with all the necessary sensors to ensure the safe use of the device.
A flow-through water heater is a device of a small size that can heat water in an unlimited amount in the shortest possible time. The time for which the water reaches the required temperature can start from 30 seconds and end in several minutes.
Such a water heater will be an ideal assistant for those who do not require the consumption of large amounts of liquid, usually using a single water intake point. If several water intake points are used, the water in the device does not have time to heat up. However, the flow device has a small minus – high power consumption.
The flow-through apparatus is easy to use and also to maintain. The device does not require special care so that it will serve you for several years. “Protochnik” is recommended to use in places where hot water supply is temporarily disconnected, for example, in apartments and houses.
It is also necessary to take into account the factor that when installing a storage water heater you need a particular head of water. Otherwise, the water can be boiled, or the device overheats.
Most manufacturers produce flow-through water heaters of the electric type, but also there is gas.
The flow-through gas water heater is one of the most economical devices because the heating of water is faster than that of the invention that operates on electricity.
Modern gas water heaters have gone far ahead. Now, to use the device, you do not need to bring a match or a lighter, turn on the water heater and the water starts to heat automatically. Also, many models have this function: when the fire is attenuated, the device automatically turns off. The use of modern gas water heaters is safe.
As for the flowing electric water heater, this is one of the most Affordable Devices for heating water. The device is capable of operating from 220 V or 380 V, and maximum power can reach 27 kW. Excellent for installation in an apartment or in a place where it is impossible to connect to gas.