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 »

Why is there an air gap in the vent pipe above a gas water heater?

It actually does two things. It acts as a draft diverter. during windy times, sometimes gusts can blow down through the exhaust piping. When this happens, the gust will go out the opening and no... Read More »

Can a dryer vent run next to a water heater?

On One Hand: Putting a Dryer Vent Next to a Water HeaterA dryer vent is a useful and modern device that accelerates the drying process of clothes. It uses a rather complex system, which is tremendo... Read More »