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Big Changes Coming for Water Heater Efficiency

As our valued customers and friends, we want to keep you up-to-date on the latest information that could affect you and your home. Therefore, we’re informing you of the new regulations the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has put into effect regarding water heaters.

New mandates from the DOE require higher energy efficiency ratings on virtually all residential water heating products. Based on the new requirements, there will be significant changes to water heaters manufactured after April 15, 2015.

These changes include:

  • Higher priced units – up to 35% more expensive
  • Larger units – 2” taller and 2” wider, or in some cases units may be even larger
  • More complicated installation requirements
  • Possible significant home remodeling costs if your water heater is located in a small space like a closet or attic

How does this affect you? According to manufacturer’s, the suggested service life, the average lifespan of a water heater is about 8-12 years. If your water heater falls anywhere near this age you may want to seriously think about replacing it now and lock in lower pricing, before the regulations go into effect and costs go up.

Give us a call 719-544-4922 or visit our website for more information. We can answer all of your questions, tell you about special financing available with approved credit, and schedule an appointment that’s convenient for you to evaluate your water heater situation.

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