Preparing for 2015 Energy-Efficiency Rules on Water Heaters.

New energy efficiency mandates from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will take effect on April 16, 2015.

new-rules-water-heaters-energy-starThese new mandates require higher “Energy Factor” ratings on almost all residential water heating units – including gas-fired, oil-fired, electric, tabletop, instantaneous gas and electric-fired units. Tankless water heaters already meet these new requirements.

All other water heating products manufactured before the DOE mandates take effect can still be bought and installed after the changeover date.

Please call Dave for any questions on how these new water heater rules affect you – (909) 592-5855

From Plumbing Perspective “Start Preparing Now for 2015 Energy-Efficiency Rules on Water Heaters”:

One result of the new EF mandate is that homeowners will likely face increased product and installation costs for a replacement water heater that complies with the 2015 efficiency standards. “How much more will depend on the type and size of water heater they require to meet their needs,” Perez said. “In some cases, homeowners may incur additional expense for the installation of equipment that is physically larger or uses a different technology than the old unit they are replacing.”

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Also: U.S. Dept. of Energy – Appliance & Equipment Standards


New Water Heater Rules for 2015