Many North Texas residents are still scratching their heads, wondering how their tankless water heater froze during the February winter storm. Unfortunately, the answer is any water heater with water in it can freeze under certain conditions. As a result, many people around the North Texas Metroplex, including Westlake and Frisco, replaced their tankless heaters. Making sure they have adequate ventilation is a critical step in every installation.
Tankless water heaters have several advantages, including taking up less space and reducing utility bills, but they are more complex than traditional water heaters. Because they use gas, it’s crucial that the venting be correct. Proper ventilation is not just for efficiency but also for safety.
The best installation approach is to vent the tankless heater as close as possible to the heating unit. This location blows hot exhaust gas outside, where it dissipates. In many cases, this means storing the tankless heater in the attic and venting through the roof.
Peak Roofing & Construction comes into the picture when the ventilation process is not done correctly and either the roofing system is compromised or the area around the vent leaks.
Tankless Water Heaters and Roof Venting
A professional water heater dealer can help you determine which heater is best for your situation and budget. They can also help you determine where you should place them. As always, I’m going to urge you to be sure to check references and reviews before hiring one.
Whether installing a new unit or replacing a malfunctioning one, do not hesitate to check with us for a second opinion on where to install the vent or to have it checked after the installation for correct sealing. We want to ensure our customers have healthy roofs with proper ventilation and are ready for the occasional severe weather that comes our way.
About Peak Roofing & Construction
Peak Roofing & Construction is family-owned, with 30-years of experience. Bonded, insured, and accredited, we provide roofing, gutter, fence, window, and exterior facelift services. Guaranteed. Call (972) 335-7325 in Dallas-Fort Worth (residential & commercial), including Allen, Granbury, and Coppell, Texas.