Power Vented Water Heaters
Installation, Repair & Replacement in Central NJ
You have a growing number of water heater styles to choose from today. If you’re looking for an energy efficient upgrade, a power vent water heater is one worth considering. As opposed to an atmospherically vented water heater, a power vented gas water heater doesn’t let combustion gases drift naturally out of a flue. Instead, it uses a fan to actively move combustion gases to the exterior.
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Power Vent Water Heater Features
Power vented gas water heaters have a powerful blower fan. In order to have this type of water heater installed, you need a nearby outlet to provide an electrical connection to the fan. Despite its impressive blowing power, running the fan only costs a few dollars per year to operate.
A shut-off mechanism automatically powers off the water heater if the fan malfunctions for some reason. This way, you don’t have to worry about combustion gases backdrafting into your home.
Benefits of Power Vented Water Heaters
Power vent water heaters provide several benefits:
- Flexibility: If the prime location for a water heater in your home doesn’t have access to a vertical vent or chimney, power venting is the perfect option. This is because, unlike atmospherically vented water heaters, fumes from a power vent water heater can be exhausted through a horizontal exhaust pipe thanks to the aid of a fan. If you already have a chimney exhaust in place, you can use this as well.
- Increased hot water output: Expect hot water to be ready in less time with a power vent water heater.
- Low maintenance: Very little is required to keep the appliance up and running. Occasional flushing and testing of the pressure relief valve is all it takes.
- Energy efficiency: You can find some of the highest efficiency ratings among power vent water heaters.
Selecting a Gas Water Heater Vent Type
Even once you settle on a power vented gas water heater, you still have to choose a specific model. Contact Arctic Air Conditioning online or call us at 732-455-9110 for help choosing the right product for your Monmouth, Middlesex, Mercer, or Ocean County home.