Upcoming Changes to Water Heater Regulations

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in Water Heater Repair Las Vegas, Water Heater Replacement Las Vegas

There are adjustments that will be taking place in April 2015 from the federal government on water heater rules.  The new requirements deal with the efficiency of all newly produced water heaters.

What Will New Water Heater Standards Mean to Las Vegas Homeowners?Hot Water Heater Repair Las Vegas

Well the higher efficiency requirements will be a good factor naturally.  Even so, it will additionally increase the expense of new water heaters.  The price increase will be due to the additional cost of manufacturing the water heaters with more insulation in them.  A side effect of doing so, will increase the measurements of the water heaters.  So if a property owner is changing the present one, the new gas water heater storage tank will likely consume more room, which could possibly be an problem if the current area the storage tank is in is a restricted fit.

One other modification is for 55 gallon water heaters or larger will need to change to a PVC flue, for metal pipes aren’t going to be permitted any more. This will lead to an extra cost it the flue pipes have to be replaced when putting in a new water heater.

Water Heater Repair Las Vegas is not recommending that one ought to go out before April 2015 and invest in a new water heater, but if ones present water heater is more than ten years of age, it is getting near to the end of its life cycle. One can simply wait, however in so doing, the newly produced water heater will need to satisfy the new, more expensive requirements.  One is able to acquire currently available water heaters ahead of the deadline day, and may opt to do this.

Stated by www.wtae.com …. an “older-model 40-gallon tank is estimated to cost homeowners $277 a year to operate. The new models are estimated to cost $263.”

Here’s what the Department of Energy has to state:
“Standards mandatory in 2015 will save approximately 3.3 quads of energy and result in approximately $63 billion in energy bill savings for products shipped from 2015-2044. The standard will avoid about 172.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to the annual greenhouse gas emissions of about 33.8 million automobiles.”

The following video by Rheem clarifies the new codes effectively:

Do not be reluctant to speak to us with any inquiries on a new water heater installation or replacement.  Hot Water Heater Repair Las Vegas is always here for you!