Water Heating Regulations Every Homeowner Should Know

Since 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy requires every new water heater to meet a higher efficiency rating. Here’s what you need to know when you’re ready to purchase or replace your water heater.

SIZE IS A FACTOR

New storage tanks are a few inches wider because of added insulation. This could tempt you to opt for a smaller water heater, but that could mean one or more family members getting a cold shower each morning. If you have a tight space, the solution is to opt for a tankless model, which is significantly smaller than a regular storage unit, but still delivers endless hot water.

PRICE COULD GO UP

Adding technology to meet new standards means a higher price tag for some models. Again, tankless water heaters are a cost-effective solution because current models already meet or exceed the new regulations without going up in price. Propane tankless water heaters save more than $150 a year in energy costs when compared with typical electric storage water heaters.

FUEL MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Your home will be better off when you use the most efficient technology with the best performing energy source, and that’s propane. With its small carbon footprint, fast heat-up time, and high efficiency rating, it delivers to keep your family comfortable.

Download the tankless water heater fact sheet.