New Regulations for Water Heaters
If you savor your morning’s hot shower, then you should tip your hat to your trusty water heater. Being able to take a hot shower is a top priority for most of us. It’s ideal to keep your water heater in good condition and to conform to any of the regulations that have been set in place. Currently, the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) has set new water heater regulations that must be followed. Knowing what these are may be helpful in you need to have a new water heater installed.
As of April 1st, 2015, you must have a water heater that is a certain size. The new regulations state that the size of water tanks must be 2 inches taller and additionally 2 inches larger in width.
This size tank is sure to take up more space in your home, so you will want to choose the best one possible to take up less space.
Energy Factor Increases
The new regulations increase the EF for both gas and electric water heaters which works to conserve the energy that appliances use. This amount goes from .62 to .82 for a tankless gas water heater for a 55 gallon tank. However, when it comes to an electric model the EF only increases from .94 to .95 for the same size.
One of the things that may dislike the most about this new type of water heater and the regulations that accompany it is the price. Many homeowners are unhappy about the 30% increase in price for this type of water heater.
However, when you purchase this product from us, we may be able to help you find a more affordable option. We still have several units available that were manufactured before the April deadline that can help save you money. We offer the sleekest models available that are highly functional and efficient for your home or business.
At Environment Masters, we want to help meet your water needs any time you require assistance. Simply give us a call at 601 353-4681 today and we’ll be happy to schedule an appointment for you.