One of the most important parts of your water heater is the condenser water temperature. The condenser works to eliminate any steam left in the water from the boiler, or vapor from the hot water from your faucet. There are two types of condensers used in water heaters, thermocouple condenser and thermostatic condenser. The Thermostatic Condenser has a sensor to monitor the boiling point of the water. When the temperature reaches the sensor, the condenser turns on and keeps the water in the heater at the exact same temperature.
Thermostatic Condensers can turn on automatically when the water reaches the setting temperature. If you want to be sure that your water is boiling at the desired temperature, you should check the condensate. The condensate is a by-product of the boiling water. The condensate level should not exceed twenty percent. Some condensers also have a built in temperature gauge. You can set the temperature to turn on automatically after it reaches the preset temperature.
Many of the newer water heater models come with automatic shut off. With this feature, you don’t have to manually close the valve. It is a great feature for anyone who is working with a lot of water heaters, or a water company, and has employees that have access to water heaters. When the temperature goes down in the water heater, all you have to do is turn off the main valve or activate the automatic switch. The automatic shut off saves energy and reduces the possibility of a catastrophic accident that could cause injuries. The condenser temperature will also get lower when the system is running at low energy mode, but if you need to raise the condenser temperature to keep it constant throughout the year, you can use the thermostatic switch to raise the level of water.