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What Are Natural Gas Water Heaters?

A ready supply of hot water is one of the conveniences you enjoy in your home. Hot water heaters are designed to provide years of trouble-free operation, but learning about your specific heater type and what it does can prevent any potential problems before they occur. The water coming into your home makes a journey through a system of pipes, and it's usually cold or cool, depending on the time of year. To have water warm enough to take a hot shower or bath, or use your dishwasher or washing machine, you need a water heater.
Water heaters are familiar fixtures in most homes. They typically look like big metal cylinders, tall drums that are often consigned to a laundry room or basement. Newer styles have some interesting features, like losing the tank completely in favor of water-on-demand, but the old, reliable water heater design that's most widely used in the U.S. today is really a pretty simple appliance; it's basically a drum filled with water and equipped with a heating mechanism on the bottom or inside. Even though they lack drama and complexity, water heaters are still pretty amazing. What makes them interesting is that they exploit the heat rising principle to deliver hot water right to your faucet with a minimum of fuss. Don't let the simple shape shrouded in its wooly insulating blanket fool you. Water heaters have an ingenious design on the inside for something that looks so ordinary on the outside.

Heating of the water in your water heater requires a source of energy. This source of energy ranges from natural gas, liquid propane gas, electric to solar. There are new ingenious water heaters that may use some other for of energy as well. Natural gas water heaters are basically hot water heaters that do the heating with help of natural gas. They burn the natural gas to produce heat, which eventually heats the water. Natural gas water heaters are very common due to the ease of avaibility of natural gas, and fairly cheaper cost of the fuel source compared to electric, which is the second most popular fuel source. Solar water heaters are rare due to the amount of work that goes into installing them and also the output ratio.