Energy Factor

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 […]
June 16, 2015

5 Facts About a Navien Tankless Water Heater

Few homeowners pay much attention to their water heater until they run out of hot water due to high demand, or it shuts down and stops working completely, or they are mopping up from a leaky water storage tank. Under those circumstance, fixing or replacing their water heater becomes a critical need they can’t stop thinking about. If you’ve ever been in that position, you unfortunately know what I mean. If you find yourself with one of those problems – now or in the future – you need to be aware of your options, before you call your local plumber […]