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New Water Heater Regulations in Chicago

In April 2015, the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) will change its water heater energy factor (EF) requirements. With these new national efficiency standards, the water heater industry will be completely altered, and homeowners will need to adapt. In other words, this is the water heater version of Darwin’s theory of evolution: Adapt to survive.

Precision Plumbing recommends installing a new water heater before the deadline, so you don’t need to worry about efficiency standards for long time. If you wait, any repairs or replacements will be much more expensive and difficult. We’re ready to help you make this transition as effortless as possible. Our services provide you with all the knowledge and capabilities you need to customize you home’s water heating system and meet these new regulations.

How will the new Water Heater Regulations Affect You?

Current water heater models will no longer be available on the market once these new regulations go into effect. This means that if you’re current water heater breaks down, it will be very difficult to find replacement parts. Our licensed plumbers will only be able to install the newest water heater models. For the most cost-effective solution, we strongly advise you to replace your old water heater before the April deadline. There are many ways homeowners will benefit from these newly compliant, water heater replacements, such as:

  • Improved energy efficiency
  • Spend less money in the long run
  • Better insulation technology in newer water heater
  • Making your home greener with lower CO2 emissions

A new water heater will also take care of any pressing issue you’ve been ignoring, like wear and tear, so you can start anew!

The Tankless Water Heater Option in Chicago

One of the more popular options for preparing for the new water heater regulations is buying a tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters only heat water when you turn on the faucet, saving you a lot of energy and money. They meet the new regulations because they don’t have to keep water at a specific temperature consistently. Some of the features and benefits of tankless water heaters are:

  • Improved comfort and convenience for your family
  • Reduced operational and energy costs
  • Maximum efficiency with condensing and non-condensing technology
  • Smart technology that will self-diagnose react to emergencies
  • Digital display and remote control for easy setting adjustments

Precision is ready to help you address all the water heater changes you need to maintain a happy, healthy, and safe living environment for your family.

Call Precision today at (630) 523-8453 to get ready for these new water heater regulations!


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