What is a power vent water heater?

Answer A power vent water heater uses room air for combustion and has a fan for the exhaust vent. The powered exhaust prevents backdrafting, improves fuel efficiency and provides greater flexibility in lo... Read More »

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What Is the Energy Factor of a Power Vent Water Heater?

The energy factor is a term defined by the U.S. Department of Energy that rates the overall efficiency of a power vent water heater. It includes the rate of thermal efficiency and the standby loss... Read More »

Direct Vent Vs. Power Vent Water Heaters?

A power vent heater uses a blower fan for exhaust gases whereas a direct vent has a natural draft exhaust. A direct vent heater draws combustion air from the outside while a power vent pulls air f... Read More »

What is a direct vent water heater?

A direct vent water heater has a sealed piping system that creates an airtight chamber for combustion and exhaust air. These devices are used when vertical venting may not be possible.OperationThe ... Read More »

How do I properly vent a gas water heater?

Sizing up the SituationLocate the vent port on the top of your water heater, and check its size. Look for a "draft hood" attached over the water heater's vent port. Make sure the draft hood and sin... Read More »