Power-vented water heaters work the same as ordinary water heaters, but the exhaust gases are blown out with a small fan instead of rising upwards through metal pipes. Power vented water heaters are one of the most used gas water heater used on newer houses, it is a storage tank type water heater consist of a gas burner and a steel cylinder with GREEN FOAM insulation to store hot water. A white colored 636 PVC piping is by-law required in Canada due to safety concerns. A power vent water heater does not need a chimney, but uses an electrically powered fan to move combustion products outside. And requires and electrical outlet near the tank.

Hot Water Tank Heating Systems Overview

  • Water heating accounts for 15-25% of the average homeowner’s energy bill.
  •  A hot-water tank takes water from your municipal water source and heats it up using electric, gas, or oil fuel sources.
  • When the hot water tap is turned-on, water is drawn from the tank and new water is added and a thermostat ensures the water stays at ~140 degrees Celsius

This style of venting is used when:

  • Replacing an electric water heater and you do not have ready access to a chimney.
  • You have access to a dedicated electrical receptacle within six feet of the unit. (Sizes: PV40, PV50, PV60)