Heating It is an indispensable item in every household today. Although at the time of installation, almost all water heaters have been equipped with a safety system, but when used, some habits still have the potential to cause an electric shock or fire hazard.
One of those habits is still Turn on the balance bridge when in use.
Water heater working principle
In principle, the water heater works like an electric kettle, but has a larger capacity and is equipped with more devices for convenience during operation.
The water heater structure consists of 3 main parts: heating rod, relay and water tank. Among them, the relay is considered the most important part. Has the function of adjusting the water temperature according to user needs, has the ability to open/close to disconnect or boil water according to the set temperature.
Many people have a habit of relying on the auto-off function of hot and cold water heaters, subjectively not turning off the bottle during use. (Illustration)
Many new water heaters today also have an automatic shut-off feature when the water has been boiled to its maximum temperature. This is considered a feature to ensure the safety of users if they forget to turn off the water bottle.
However, do not be subjective because if you continue to “wait” the tank automatically disconnects during use, the risk of fire will be very high.
Accidents occur during use because the bottle is not turned off
There have been many unfortunate accidents, tragic consequences caused by the explosion of hot and cold water heaters, the main cause of which lies in the habit of not turning off the water heater when in use.
When showering and using hot water, the temperature inside the bottle will change. The system will self-censor and will re-energize the tank to continue heating the water. This means that as long as we use it and still turn on the hot water bottle, the water can carry electricity and come into direct contact with the body.
If at a mild level, the user can feel a numb sensation because the water is electrified. And if it is more severe, electric shock accidents can occur at any time, even endangering human lives.
Image of a hot water heater on fire, causing an accident during use in 2018. (Tintuc.vn Photo)
One more reason why we must immediately stop the habit of turning on the hot water heater when in use is the possibility of the power source leaking to the outside. Because when the battery is turned on, the power will remain circulating in the device for that long. This will lead to cases of fire and explosion if not handled in time.
Therefore, even though it has been equipped with safety equipment and installed with care, dealers and most electricians still advise families to limit the use of water heaters. .
In addition, routinely check and maintain water heater parts at least once a year. During use, if you notice any strange signs, immediately contact the technical staff for timely support, absolutely not carelessly check, repair, avoid unfortunate accidents. .