Energy Efficient

January 12, 2016
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Is My Water Heater Up To Code?

If you want to know if your house is “up to code,” you’re probably in the process of selling it. Before you can close the sale, you need to pass inspection regarding the electrical system, flood prevention, wind and snow loads, as well as the building’s energy-conserving insulation. Fortunately, you don’t need to ask “Is my water heater up to code?” However, when you eventually need to replace your water heater, which you will sooner or later, you’ll need to ask that question. Why? Because the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has new technical specifications regarding the energy efficiency of […]
October 6, 2015
When To Replace Water Heater

When To Replace Water Heater

You are ready to shower. You have no hot water. You go to check on the problem. You discover your utility room floor is flooded. As you stand there ankle-deep in water, you think, “When is a good time to replace my water heater?” That’s a great question, but maybe not the best time to ask it. Out of Site, Out of Mind Unless you’ve just run out of hot water, you normally don’t think much about water heaters. But, if you own one, you will eventually need to think about it. The amount of thought we recommend you give […]
July 24, 2015

6 Ways to Reduce Your Hot Water Bills

Most homeowners don’t fully understand the ongoing cost of their water heater — especially older, less-efficient water heaters. The reality is, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, (on the ENERGY STAR and websites) your water heater, with typical usage, accounts for 14% to 18% of your energy costs. If your family is prone to using a lot of hot water, that figure could reach 20% to 25% of your monthly energy bill, especially if you use an electric tank-type water heater. Here are 6 ways to lower your hot water bills: 1. Wash your laundry in cold water. […]
July 16, 2015

Water Heater Technology Changes Homeowners Need to Know

Water heater technology and efficiency have changed considerably. Based on the changes in the requirements by the Department of Energy for water heater efficiency, which went into effect on April 16, 2015, the primary change that now affects the production of new water heaters is that they need to have a higher Energy Factor (EF) rating. The EF rating of a water heater is based on the percentage of the energy it uses that is actually converted to hot water rather than being wasted. For example, a water heater with a 0.75 EF converts 75% of the energy it consumes […]