New Water Heater Regulations: What They Mean to You | ServiceMark

Are you NAECA (National Appliance Energy Conservation Act) ready?

On April 16, 2015, there will be significant changes to water heater energy factor (EF) requirements as the result of updates to the NAECA regulation. These new standards call for higher energy factor (EF) ratings on practically every residential gas, electric and oil-fired water heater. NAECA also affects some light-duty commercial water heaters.

The NAECA rulings are important to homeowners because they reduce energy usage and help save money. In fact, the Department of Energy website projects $63 billion will be saved over the next 28-29 years!

Because increased energy savings are demanded under the new standards, the size of many water heaters will be larger and/or require special venting requirements. That simply means your home will have a smaller and more restrictive space where the water heater is now placed –– you may need to move the unit or enlarge the area around it. This can prove to be costly! You may wish to consider another path…

For a few months, the older water heaters already produced, stored in warehouses, and waiting for installation orders, may be the best bet to POSTPONE this higher replacement expense! If the homeowner chooses to replace an older model now they can enjoy lower costs involved with the installation by doing it before the regulation takes effect and all older models are sold!

Good news: The plumbing experts at ServiceMark can install a new water heater into your home.

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Call the plumbing experts at ServiceMark Heating, Cooling & Plumbing to discuss your particular situation and get valuable information that just might save you hundreds of dollars. For more NAECA updates, please visit our friends at, or call ServiceMark Heating, Cooling & Plumbing directly at 1-800-474-5200. Get the answers you need today!


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