Power Vent Water Heaters
Part of having a fully efficient home is minimizing the flow of air from inside to outside and vice versa. That’s how you lose heat in the winter and cool air in the summer. As technology allows homes to be geared towards greater energy efficiency, air transfer that occurs by venting through a chimney becomes much less efficient.
In fact, in many cases, the chimney itself is one of the major losses of energy in a home. For this reason, high efficiency model furnaces no longer vent through chimneys, making them redundant for the most part. However, conventional water heaters must still be vented through the chimney to the outside so that they can release any carbon monoxide produced as a by-product of combustion.
In contrast, instead of using a chimney to vent the water heater, power vent water heaters use an electrically powered fan and a plastic venting pipe that travels through the side of the house to the outside to flush any combustion by-products. The professional installation team at HSE Home Comfort would be happy to describe this useful product to you and review the specifics of your home.
Power vent water heaters are the best option to choose for situations when there is no access to a chimney, or you wish to seal an inefficient, little used chimney to maximize your home’s energy usage. In order to install a power vent heater, it’s necessary to have a dedicated electricity source within six feet of the unit in order to power the exhaust fan.
Choosing the right style vent for your water heater is just one way in which you can make sure that all of your energy systems are working together to deliver the best efficiency and home comfort. Many people like to learn more about the product when undertaking a renovation, such as tearing out an old fireplace, or when looking for ways to raise their home value. To learn more about how your different comfort appliances should be working together for all your energy needs, give HSE Home Comfort a call.
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