New Energy Standards For Water Heaters Coming Soon

Homeowners: Brace Yourself For Water Heater Expense Increases

In today’s day and age when our carbon footprint is heavier than ever, it becomes increasingly important for both individuals and the government to take control of this problem. Since our appliances consume more energy than necessary, the U.S. Department of Energy will be enforcing new rules regarding water heaters in the United States.

While this new initiative will help to save energy, it is important to brace yourself for the extra expense. These water heaters will cost more to manufacture, which means they will inherently be more expensive to both purchase and install.

Regardless of the extra expense, this will be extremely beneficial to the overall well-being of our planet. The energy standard for oil-fired storage water heaters will be increased from EF 0.53 to 0.62 and gas-fired tank-less water heaters will increase from 0.62 to 0.82. This is extremely favorable, as the U.S. Department of Energy is estimating that about $63 billion will be saved in energy costs for products that are shipped between 2015 and 2044.

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