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New Water Heater Regulations

09/04/2015

Get in the Right Kind of Hot Water With New Water Heater Regulations Is there a new water heater in your future? New Department of Energy (DOE) regulations may make the purchase a little more complicated.  The DOE issued new efficiency standards that took effect in April.  The updated DOE standards apply to gas, electric, and oil residential tank water heaters. Most tankless water heaters already meet the new standards. The water heaters used in most homes aren’t changing much, and will be slightly more efficient.  There is a change in the overall size of these units to accommodate additional insulation: 2" taller, and 2" wider. If your water heater is in a tight space, a little