If you have considered replacing your water heater this year, you may want to understand the new federal regulations for water heaters. As of April of 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has passed new energy efficiency mandates that require higher energy efficiency for residential water heaters that use gas-fire, oil-fire, electric, instantaneous gas-fired and other instantaneous electric heating methods.
What This Means For Homeowners
The increased regulations will likely increase the cost of the product and installation for homeowners. However, the efficiency of the water heaters will likely decrease the cost of utility bills significantly over time. Considering heating and water bills account for 20 to 40 percent of all home energy costs, the new EPA regulations are lined up to save homeowners money in the long run. Homeowners purchasing high-efficiency condensing gas or heat pump electric water heaters can expect to see an average savings of $60 on their gas bill and $300 on their electric bill.
Need to Replace Your Water Heater?
While water heaters have a variance of life expectancy, most water heaters carry a 6-year warranty and last an average of 8 to 12 years. During the life of your water heater, rust can build up, water can start leaking from worn down seals or it can malfunction completely. If you are in need of a water heater, our Las Vegas plumber is available for an inspection.
A Lange Plumbing & Fire Protection, we specialize in:
- Conventional Water Heaters
- Solar Powered Water Heaters
- Tankless Water Heaters
We have been servicing the Las Vegas and surrounding areas for over 15 years and during that time have consistently held an A+ rating by The Better Business Bureau. We offer 24/7 emergency services, meaning we’re here when you need us the most.
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