Those are NOT interchangable terms. A power vent is an electric 'fan' that's installed as a chimney substitute. It cycles on with the equipment it's venting and after a post purge, off with it but it is a separate piece of equipment that creates a negative draft for what is normally a chimney vented appliance. For all intents and purposes, the heating appliance and power vent are two individual appliances tied together electrically and by the vent connector pipe.
Originally Posted by kchaudhu
A direct vent appliance is one that uses its own inducer/burner motor and fan to 'push' the exhaust through a vent pipe. Different manufacturers have different requirements for their direct vented units. Gas units prevail in the direct vent market but there are several oil units now that also do direct venting. Some oil units can be modified from chimney to direct vent through the installation of a vent kit while others are dedicated direct vent units and cannot be used in a chimney vent application.
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