Atmospheric Conventional Vent Water Heater
Conventional vented water heater is the most common type of water heater found in homes built before 2000. These water heaters use air inside the home for the combustion process to heat the water. The combusted flue gas is then sent into the chimney and out of the home.
Although they are the most common, they offer the least flexible installation options, often requiring to be installed within close proximity of a chimney. Conventional vented water heaters are also known as atmospheric vented water heaters.
|Natural Gas or Propane
|Lined Chimney, B-vent
|40 gal, 50 gal, 60 gal
The most budget-friendly gas-powered water heater to purchase or rent.
Easy to retrofit
Homes with existing conventional vented water heaters can typically replace their old tank with a new one without having to reconfigure the venting. Installation from a trained professional will still be required.
Works even during a power outage.
Available in multiple capacities to suit your home and your family’s needs.
Buying vs. Renting a Conventional Vent Water Heater
|When You Buy
|When You Rent
|You’re responsible for the cost of the unit and its installation, which can run into the thousands of dollars.
|You get free installation.*
|You’re responsible for the full costs of maintenance and repairs, which can be unpredictable and hard to budget for.
|You get free repairs for the life of the water heater. *
|In some cases, you might pay extra for immediate service if you have a breakdown or have to wait for parts to be ordered — leaving you at risk of water damage to your home.
|You get access to 24/7 support and same-day service if you call before 5 p.m.**
- Conventional vented water heaters are the most common type of water heaters found in most households built before 2000. They use air inside the home for the combustion process to heat the water. The combusted gas exits the home through vents that lead to the chimney.
- Conventional vented water heaters have been time-tested to provide hot water to millions of households for decades – making them a dependable for long-term use. Unlike many newer types of water heaters, conventional tanks have fewer parts, making them less susceptible to breakdowns, and typically easier for a trained professional to retrofit an existing conventional vented water heater with a new one. Finally, a conventional vented water heater doesn’t require electricity to operate, allowing them to continuously provide hot water even during a power outage.
- A 40 gallon conventional vented water heater may be sufficient to provide hot water for households with 2-3 people, while a 50 gallon conventional vented water heater may be sufficient to provide enough hot water for households with 3-4 people. For larger households, a 60 gallon or 75 gallon conventional vented water heater provides enough hot water for households with 6 or more people.
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