Saturday, December 22, 2007

Water Heating with Gas

Natural gas supplies in the United States are the third largest in the entire world. New reserves are being located everyday through diligent research and exploration by scientists employed by energy companies such as Triple Diamond Energy Corp. These companies are continuously striving to provide Americans with the clean burning natural gas used to make homes warmer and more comfortable places to live. Of course, natural gas is helpful in heating homes and offices, but most consumers don’t realize that clean burning natural gas is also used in over half of American households as the fuel which heats their water for washing dishes, clothes, and showers each and every day.

Most homeowners don’t give a second thought to their water heaters until the opportunity affords itself; namely, when their current system bites the dust. Options of replacement or conversion should be considered before this unfortunate situation occurs, so that one can weigh his or her household’s options carefully without the added stress created as necessity drives the resolution of this issue in order to provide hot water for themselves and their families in a more hasty fashion.

Environmentally, natural gas presents itself as the far more friendly way, considering most electric water heaters, especially on America’s eastern coast where dams are less prevalent, are fueled by electricity acquired from coal burning power plants that belch and emit horrible pollutants and particulate into the air while their turbines crank. Natural gas extraction does not involve the issuance of air particulate, and is thus a cleaner way to acquire the fuel for American families.

Gas-fired water heaters are much more efficient ways of heating water because of their higher flow rates which allow a constant ability to heat the water. A demand water heater also referred to as a tankless or instantaneous water heater maintains this constant ability because it is not required to use a storage tank; storage tank water heaters must deal with standby heat losses due to their storage tanks. Therefore, the most efficient water heaters integrate gas and tankless technology in order to provide constant flowing, hot water to the household. When natural gas is not available because the house is located in a rural setting, its cousin, propane is a viable, clean burning alternative. A propane tank can be installed on a concrete pad in the backyard and filled several times a year with clean burning propane to fuel efficient gas powered water heaters year round.

About the Author: Robert Jent is the president of Triple Diamond Energy Corp. Triple Diamond Energy specializes in acquiring the highest quality prime oil and gas properties. For more information, visit

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