New energy efficiency rules from the U.S. Department Of Energy for water heaters mean higher prices for consumers
Heating water for use in your home is the second largest source of energy consumption for homeowners. New rules call for higher standards on efficiency from water heater manufacturers. These new standards will change the physical space needed in your home for certain models and make the installation or replacement process more involved. The increased efforts of all this will mean higher prices on one hand and reduced energy usage on the other hand.