Tankless Air Flow
There is a big difference between a tankless water heater and a conventional power vent tank type water heater. Obviously they heat water fundamentally different, but what I’m eluding to is the makeup air.
A power vent tank type water heater sucks air from inside the house uses it for combustion and them forces it out the house as exhaust. This fresh air the tank uses for combustion has to come from somewhere and thus it pulls it in though the numerous cracks and holes throughout your home. The problem is that this air is usually unconditioned, so your furnace or A/C has to turn on to compensate for the influx of either cold or hot air costing you money.
A tankless is a closed loop system. This means that it draws combustion air from outside the home and vents the exhaust gases outside as well. There are two pipes on a tankless system, one will vent the exhaust gases out and the other will draw fresh air in from outside thus preventing it from being drawn in from the cracks and holes throughout your home. This balance of intake and exhaust helps to maintain a balanced air pressure within your home. This of course saves you money as your furnace and air conditioner don’t need to heat or cool this invasive air caused by a poor water heater design system.
If your interested in finding out more on how a tankless water heater can work to save you money and still provide all the conveniences and more that a conventional tank provides, don’t hesitate to give us a call.