What Is A Power Vent?

A power vent is an exhaust system that can be used to vent oil boilers. These venting systems make it possible to vent your boiler, furnace, or water heater through a cap on a side wall, rather than up through the roof (like a traditional chimney).

Power vents are great options for homes where the chimney venting the oil boiler is no longer useable. Maybe the liner is beyond repair or the chimney needs to be torn down, and you’re looking for another option that doesn’t involve the installation of a metal or prefab chimney? Or maybe your home lacks a chimney altogether because it was previously heated with electric power? Either way, a power vent could be a great solution.

How Does A Power Vent Work?

A wall mounted thermostat essentially tells the power vent when to kick on. Once the power vent reaches the correct speed, the burner is fired. When the boiler kicks off, the power vent continues to run for a while to make sure all of the flue gases are properly removed from the home.

We’re Experts In Power Vent Oil Replacement

Are you considering a power vent for your oil fired boiler, furnace, or water heater? Don’t make it a DIY job or trust the work to someone without experience. Instead, call on Firesafe Chimney Services. We’re trained and qualified installers with years of power vent installation experience.

We’ll perform a safety inspection before and after installation and make sure everything is working properly and up to code.

When you have your power vent installed by Firesafe, you won’t have to worry about:

  • improper clearance to walls
  • accidental contact with wiring or plumbing
  • negative pressure problems
  • improper air flow
  • improper placement of the exit termination
  • improper connection to the appliance
  • failure to ground the unit

We take our work seriously and everything we do meets or exceeds federal, state, and local codes.

Our team has decades of experience serving our neighbors in Worcester, Springfield, and the neighboring communities, and we have the certifications, training, and knowledge needed to do the job right. We’re certified with the Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA) and the National Fireplace Institute (NFI), and maintain membership with the Massachusetts Chimney Sweep Guild and the National Chimney Sweep Guild. We’re fully licensed and insured and have our MA Construction Supervisor’s License (MA CSL), as well as our MA Home Improvement Contractor’s Registration (MA HIC). You can count on us — we won’t let you down.

Are you considering having a power vent installed or replaced? Call Firesafe Chimney Services at 413-436-7946 or request an appointment online today. We’ll help you weigh your options and determine if a power vent is the best option for you.