Armstrong furnaces gas valve
Gas heating systems use propane or natural gas as the primary fuel to create heat. The gas is ignited by a pilot light or by an electric ignition system and then distributed through the home via pipes. Gas valves are necessary in order to control the flow of gas through your pipes.
A gas valve is a device that regulates the flow of natural gas into a system, regulating pressure and temperature. There are two main types of valves:
– Check valve: This works by preventing hot water in one direction from going back up into the water heater tank. Without this valve, when you run cold water, for example, it can make your hot water get hotter because it starts going back up again to meet with cold water from other sources like showers or sinks in your house.
– Thermostatic Gas Valve: These valves automatically adjust based on the temperature difference between rooms and will open or close to reduce heat loss where needed
The gas valve for an Armstrong furnace is designed to allow the transfer of natural gas from the manifold to the burners in your furnace. The type of gas valve needed for your furnace will depend on the make and model of your furnace.
The first type is a single-handle system. This is typically found on older Armstrong furnaces and consists of a long handle that needs to be rotated in order to open or close off the flow of natural gas.
The second type is called a pilot-operated valve system which works by opening or closing off a small diameter cylinder filled with natural gas on one end and a pilot flame at the other end which can activate automatically or manually. The third type is called an actuator-operated valve system which operates similarly to the single-handle valve but also has an actuator rod attached which moves when you push.
A gas valve is a part of the gas control system which allows the flow of natural gas either to be shut off or to be allowed to flow into a furnace.
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