Atmospherically Vented Water Heaters
Installation, Repair & Replacement in Central NJ
Do you need a new water heater? These appliances are easy to take for granted until they stop working properly. Whether you’re planning ahead or tackling an emergency replacement, an atmospherically vented water heater could be the right choice for you.
Atmospheric water heaters are the most common gas water heater vent type today. Their operation is simple: heat water with gas burners, send hot water to faucets and showerheads when needed, and let combustion fumes drift naturally out of a flue and into the atmosphere.
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Features of Atmospheric Vent Water Heaters
This type of water heater features a large metal flue attached to the top. This is where combustion fumes waft up and out of your home. It’s vital that you seek professional water heater installation so the flue doesn’t curve downward at all. Since the only force lifting combustion fumes up and out is the buoyancy of this warmer air, the flue must stretch vertically through the roof for safe venting.
Regular maintenance is also important to make sure no backdrafting occurs. Carbon monoxide detectors are very important in homes with atmospheric water heaters so if something goes wrong, the problem can be detected early and corrected with no harm done.
Benefits of Atmospheric Water Heaters
Atmospheric vent water heaters offer a few different benefits:
- Inexpensive installation: If you have an existing flue, an atmospheric water heater is the least expensive type to install.
- Immunity to power outages: By choosing a gas atmospheric water heater with a pilot light, you never have to worry about being without hot water during a blackout. This is beneficial in the winter when, even if you don’t have home heating, you can still enjoy hot water.
- Simple and reliable: With few bells and whistles, atmospheric water heaters are very dependable. Once you invest in one, you can expect it to last for many years to come.
Choosing a Gas Water Heater Vent Type
Even once you decide an atmospherically vented gas water heater is right for your home, you still need to select a specific model. Contact Arctic Air Conditioning online or call us at 732-455-9110 for help making the most cost-effective selection for your Monmouth, Middlesex, Mercer, or Ocean County home.