Chipotle #483 | A.O. Smith ATI-540 Tankless Install | Rockford, IL

During the last quarter of 2018, we worked with Chipotle #483 on multiple occasions to provide site assessments and repairs. One of the first things our technician witnessed upon the site survey was a bird trapped in the blower assembly. In this case, the blower was in need of replacement. Your unit’s blower assembly is responsible for pushing gases out of your pipes. Birds can become trapped inside of the blower, causing harm to them and preventing the escape of the gas. A simple fix is a stainless steel termination vent screen, which blocks the center space, but still permits proper ventilation. Please note that the vent screen can also aid the prevention of damage from rodents and insects in water heater vents, power vents, and exhaust vents.