Electric tankless water heaters save space, energy and meet new guidelines
With new energy efficiency requirements coming for water heaters, building professionals and homeowners are taking a new look at tankless water heater options.
In this video, Jens Bolleyer, vice president of marketing for EcoSmart, discusses the requirements that go info effect April 16, 2015. water heaters sold in the U.S. will have to meet new efficiency regulations.
The new standards date back to 2010, when the United States Department of Energy, as part of the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA), issued new energy efficiency mandates that require higher Energy Factor (EF) ratings on most residential water heaters. The higher standards impact how water heaters are manufactured, as well as how and where they're installed.
In the past tank water heaters have cost less to purchase than tankless options. However, the new regulations will increase the cost of tank water heaters (and may make their installations more expensive as well). The changes will have virtually no price effect on tankless water heaters and may narrow the price gap enough that many consumers are expected to upgrade to tankless when it comes time to install or replace a water heater.
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