Water Heater Regulations You Should Know

Jan 18, 2016


What Are The Three Main Water Heater Regulations and What Are Their Importance?

Water heaters are an important appliance in most Sterling homes. They come
in a variety of sizes and use gas, electricity or oil to heat potable
water for uses such as washing clothes, washing dishes or bathing. The
nature of the appliance bring potential dangers to a home, so staying
up to date on the latest regulations is essential to your safety. Water
heaters are instant that heat water on demand or storage type units that store
heated water they store water in an insulated tank).


ENERGY FACTOR: Federal regulation requires water heaters to be more energy
efficient. Water heaters that hold more than 55 gallons have more efficiency
gains. These heaters will have to adopt new technologies to achieve this,
the technologies include, gas condensing technology and electric heat pump.

Condensing water heaters are made to reclaim heat that escapes by cooling
exhaust gases to fewer than 60 degrees Celsius and water vapor in the
exhaust condenses to water. Heat from the surrounding air is transferred
to water by heat pump water heaters.

TEST PROCEDURES: Manufacturers must follow procedures specified by the
department of energy. Test procedures are defined in
here and can also be found in Electronic Code Federal Regulations.


No exception has been authorized by DOE hearing and appeals office for
water heaters. No test procedure waiver has been issued for water heaters.
No state has been exempted from standard energy conservation by the DOE.
However, States can petition DOE to exempt a state from pre-emption by
the federal energy conservation standard.


COST EFFECTIVE: The water heaters that can hold water up to 55 gallons
and above are expensive to install, but they will, in the long run, save
the consumer a lot of money. They, therefore, meant to see a reduction
in energy consumption.

CARBON EMISSION: Water heater regulations are important because they are
focussing on reducing the amount of carbon dioxide emitted to the environment.
Reduction in carbon dioxide emission will help in the reduction of global
warming. This will be beneficial to everyone.

EMBRACING NEW TECHNOLOGY: Regulations ensure that water heaters embrace
new technologies, this makes them easy to operate and very essential to
your Sterling home. They also are made in a way that they reduce wastage
by reusing their emissions.

Any holdups regarding your Sterling, VA water heater? Call Cardinal Plumbing, Heating
& Air Inc. at (703) 541-8489 today for any of your repair or maintenance requests.


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