What Are the Benefits and Drawbacks of a Gas Pool Heater?
There are a number of pool heating methods available. Today, we’ll be talking specifically about gas heating.
There are a number of pool heating methods available.
Electric heating, for example, is more common for residential applications than for commercial use. There’s also gas heating, solar heating, geothermal heating, and air source heating.
Today, we’ll be talking specifically about the gas heating method.
Gas heating circulates the pool water through glass tubes, which are heated by a burner. This method emits fossil fuels, so there are definitely environmental disadvantages to using a gas system.
Gas heaters may be installed indoors or out, but indoor gas heaters must be vented outside for safety. Outdoor heaters, though, are subject to corrosive elements that could damage the system.
“Gas heaters have excellent performance and a low cost of installation.”
Another important thing to keep in mind is that, as of 2013, the minimum efficiency rating of gas heaters must be no less than 82%.
All pool heaters must also have a switch outside of the unit that can shut it down. This switch must be something other than the thermostat.
Overall, gas heaters have excellent performance and a low cost of installation. These are the two primary benefits of this heating method.
As for drawbacks, gas heaters have a high operating cost, are unable to cool pools, and have a short life expectancy. Additionally, the heater’s heat exchanger can stain the pool surface.
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