Plumbing License # 11691

On April 16, 2015, there will be significant changes to water heater energy factor (EF) requirements as the result of updates to the National Appliance Energy Conservation ACT (NAECA).  These new requirements call for higher energy factor (EF) ratings on virtually all residential gas, electric, and oil water heaters, completely altering the water heater landscape. 

The NAECA rulings are important to customers because they reduce energy usage and save money all year long.  According to the U.S. Department of Energy website, standards mandatory in 2015 will save approximately 3.3 quads of energy and result in approximately $63 billion in energy bill savings for products shipped from 2015-2044.

  • Homeowners have much to gain from the new efficiency regulations, as energy and money savings can be considerable with the new compliant products.
  • In most cases, the new water heaters will differ only slightly in size due to additional insulation (1-2 inches in diameter, and/or 1-2 inches in height), and therefore will easily replace the majority of existing water heaters.
  • However, in some rare cases a water heater may have to be moved to a new location if available space is inadequate. It is also possible that a different type of water heater may be required in order meet the new EF guidelines.

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You need hot water for many daily activities, such as cooking, washing dishes and clothes, and bathing. In fact, up to 30% of a home’s average energy costs go toward heating water. That’s why it’s important to make sure that your water heater is the right size for job, and that it’s running as efficiently as possible to help keep your total annual energy costs down.

Our water heater installation and repair services

We install and maintain a range of water heaters from gas and electric to tankless. Through our comprehensive approach to improving your home’s performance, we make sure to recommend products and services that fit your budget,  your home and its needs. Whether you need a new water heater or would simply like to save on your energy costs, contact Princeton Air today to schedule a time for us to come to your home and discuss your equipment options.

FAQ

What can I do to maintain my water heater?

You’ll get longer life from your water heater and prevent breakdowns if you follow this simple guideline:

  • Every three months, drain a gallon of water from the tank. Do it every month if you have hard water. This reduces the amount of sediment collecting in the bottom of the tank, which can make the burner or heating coils work harder.

What is a tankless water heater? How much do they cost? Can I save money?

As its name implies, a tankless water heater doesn’t look like a traditional water heater because it doesn’t have a tank. That is because tankless water heaters supply hot water “on demand”—when you need it—which means there’s no need to keep 40 or 50 gallons of water hot all of the time. this reduces energy costs vs. a gas-fueled heater, and eve more vs. an electric water heater.

Other advantages of a tankless water heater includes fresher, cleaner hot water (no storage); longer water heater life; and space savings (a tankless water heater is much smaller and it hangs on a wall). But the benefit you’ll notice most is an unlimited supply of precisely heated water on demand.

Tankless water heater cost more initially, but because they outlive tank water heaters, and they require less fuel, the offer better long-term value than conventional water heaters.

What can I do to maintain my water heater?

You’ll get longer life from your water heater and prevent breakdowns if you follow this simple guideline:

  • Every three months, drain a gallon of water from the tank. Do it every month if you have hard water. This reduces the amount of sediment collecting in the bottom of the tank, which can make the burner or heating coils work harder.

Save money with a new, efficient water heater.

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