What is a Power Vent Water Heater?

September 3rd, 2017

Think Energy Efficient.

Think Ecological Footprint. Think Power Vent Water Heater! In this day and age, where conserving energy is paramount, we are always looking for ways to save. The Power Vent Water Heater is just another way to do this. Let us explore the ins and outs of this fantastic contraption. It must be said that before you finish off your new home building or when you decide to upgrade your current water heating system, consider the Power Vent Water Heater first.

What is a Power Vent Water Heater exactly?

What is quite brilliant is this type of heater uses the combustion generated by your home to function. All you need is an electrical connection and the fan. Besides being cost effective they can come with an auto-off mode should the fan be disabled at any time. It is, in fact, the fan that makes the simple Water Heater a Power Vent Water Heater.

How does it work?

Bradford-White-power-vent-water-heater-e1428983586196What we mean by that the heater uses your homes combustion is that it extracts the outdoor air to generate its heat, no matter whether it’s hot or cold air.

Before purchasing your Power Vent Water Heater, check whether it requires a chimney outlet or not. A chimney outlet will mean that you will have to have space for a chimney. This could mean the difference between a simple shoot or transform your ceiling and roof to accommodate a chimney. The alternative is a side vent, which while much more cost effective and ease-free, may not aesthetically be appealing.


maxresdefaultThere is also, of course, the cost factor of maintaining a chimney vs. just having a heater with a side vent. Further, the cost of a chimney style heater vs. a simple heater system may be a deciding point for you.

The cost of the actual Power Vent Water Heater is not a consideration, we feel, given that you will be saving much moola on the other side once you start using it. We suggest you get hold of your local water heater specialist to compare all the costs.


Power Vent Water Heaters come in different size tanks. For a family of four, the 40 Gallon will be more than sufficient. But you can go with 50, 60 or 75 Gallon sizes as well.

If you feel your household is large enough you may want to buy two 40 Gallon’s and place them in different sides of the house to service different bathrooms and perhaps even kitchens. And make sure it’s in a position for you to be able to service the machine too (if need be):

If you rent out a room or outside separate flatlet, this may be the perfect solution.


Power-vent-WHDue to the various sizes of heaters, you will need to consider the location of your heater. In the roof is the best possible place as it’s not the prettiest vessel. They need to be upright as well so height space is important.


Here are a few suppliers for Power Vent Water Heaters listed below for your convenience -:

So, set your ecological footprint down and do your bit for the environment. Invest in a Power Vent Water Heater!