I was recently asked to address the Hot Water Forum put on by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy on the impact of new water heater energy rules on contractors. The upshot of my research is that the new rules are having minimal impact. There are exceptions.
NAECA rules not a big deal
The upshot of my research is that the new rules are having minimal impact It’s not just the water heaters that have grown larger, but now they need bigger drain pans too A water heater manufacturer told me that his firm hasn’t seen a heat pump water heater sales bump from the new rules