Gas Hot Water Tank Installations in Victoria
Direct vent water heaters are typically used when conventional chimney venting or electrical sources nearby are not available. Comprised of a pipe within a pipe, these water heaters pull air from outside and vent out the hot gases created during combustion through the same outside vent via a separate pipe.
Used in most common water heaters, atmospheric vents use basic thermodynamic principles to work. Because warm air rises, hot gases caused by the combustion are pulled upwards and out through a metal flue by natural convection. To fuel the water heater, air around the base is pulled into the burner chamber by the convection flow. This simple system avoids the necessity for electric power to work, and does not require any moving parts in the water heater.
Eliminating the need for a chimney or vertical vent, power vent water heaters use a fan to exhaust the hot gases through a horizontal pipe. Because these heaters are not dependent on access to a chimney or vent, they can be installed virtually anywhere, making them a popular choice for people with limited space.
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