Many of us take our water heaters for granted until a problem occurs that makes taking a hot shower impossible. If you are in need of replacing your hot water heater, you should consider the importance of having your new appliance professionally installed in your home. Improper installation of the pipes and the vents can lead to further problems that could become a safety hazard, especially if you have a gas water heater. If you live in the Louisville area, All American Chimney Service would like you to know that we also provide professional water heater installation services, along with our chimney and fireplace maintenance, repair, and installation services. We would like to share with you some of the most common gas water heater venting installation problems to help you understand why it is so important to hire a professional for the job.
VENT CONNECTOR ISSUES
The vent connector is an essential component of a gas water heater. It allows the exhaust gases to exit from the top of the heater to the vent. If this part is not properly installed, it may cause problems with backdrafting. In order to prevent this possible issue, both the pitch and the rise of the vent connector need to be properly measured to allow this component to do its job correctly. Another consideration when installing the vent connector is its length. According to the Star Tribune, the longer the length of the vent connector, the greater the risk that improper drafting will occur. You can count on All American Chimney Service to ensure the length of the vent connector is as short as possible to avoid drafting issues.
COMBUSTION AIR DUCT ISSUES
In order for a gas water heater to function as it should, it needs a sufficient amount of makeup air to avoid incomplete combustion. Incomplete combustion can lead to the overproduction of the toxic gas carbon monoxide. This can lead to a dangerous health hazard if any of the excesses of this poisonous gas were to leak into your home. This is why it is so important that the combustion air duct of your gas water heater is properly installed. All American Chimney Service will be sure that the duct is not obstructed and that the intake is clean at the exterior so that enough makeup air can get into the system for proper combustion.
Make sure the venting system of your gas water heater is installed correctly. Contact us today at All American Chimney Service to schedule an appointment for our professional water heater installation services.