The U.S. Department of Energy will implement its newest standards for residential water heating systems. The efficiency requirement increases will result in $63 billion in energy billing savings across the states between 2015 – 2044.
What It Means for Consumers
Homeowners who are in the market for new water heaters may want to wait until newer models appear that reflect the change in the standard. As the upgrade date approaches, customers can look forward to sales and promotions that can be coupled with rebates and tax incentives.
What It Means for Manufacturers
The new standards are forcing water heater manufacturers to scrap obsolete models and embrace more efficient technologies. Manufacturers that are forward-thinking have R&D departments that continue to push efficiency to higher levels. This raises the standards of energy efficiency and lowers the price of advanced technologies.
What It Means for Water Heater Service Providers
Newer and more advanced water heating system technologies will require knowledgeable technicians. No one would hire an out-of-date mechanic to fix a modern car. We constantly keep our technicians abreast of upcoming technologies and train them on the latest service methods. Any respectable water heater professionals will need to do the same.
The new residential water heater standard is very good for the economy and ecology of America. If you have questions about the different types of water heater models available or the new standards, feel free to contact us. Drain Masters Plumbing is a full-service plumbing company providing outstanding plumbing and drain services. We provide water heater repair, drain cleaning, slab leak repair, leak detection, and water heater installation.