Water heater manufacturers offer products to meet new efficiency regulations

The National Appliance Energy Conservation Act mandates that new residential and light-duty commercial water heaters meet higher efficiency ratings.

Under the new regulations that took effect April 16, 2015, water-heating options for contractors of new and existing homes will vary dramatically in terms of first cost, annual energy cost, space requirements, carbon footprint, and their ability to provide an adequate supply of hot water.

At the 2015 AHR Expo, Chad Sanborn, product marketing manager with Bradford White, a water heater manufacturer, discusses the changes that homeowners and building professionals will see for water heaters under the new regulations.

The new regulation applies to virtually all residential water heating products including gas-fired, oil-fired, electric, tabletop, instantaneous gas-fired and instantaneous electric. Tankless systems already exceed these EF requirements, and all other water heating products manufactured before the DOE mandates take effect can still be bought and installed after the changeover date.

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Topics: Plumbing & Fixtures, Trade Show, Water Heaters, Water Saving Devices, WaterSense

Companies: Bradford White Water Heaters


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