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Will Water Heater Changes Affect You in Rockford?

The short answer: Yes.

Water Heater Efficiency Standards

On April 15th, 2015, residential and commercial water heaters as we currently know them will no longer be produced.  There will be increases in the energy factor (EF) standards for water heaters mandated by the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA).  These changes in efficiency will save $63 billion in energy bill savings for products shipped from 2015-2044, according to the Department of Energy, conserving energy and saving home and business owners money.

Will Water Heaters Get Bigger?

Yes, many models will increase in width, height, or both.  This can be problematic for those who have space constraints with their current water heater and do not want to undertake costly remodeling projects to make room for a new water heater with larger dimensions.

Will Water Heater Prices Increase?

We are expecting price increases from our suppliers, yes.  We anticipate up to a 35% increase, depending on the specific product.

Should I make water heater changes before the new standards?

Not necessarily.  If a water heater replacement was on your mind eventually, the smartest course of action would be to get an estimate from a Rockford plumber and weigh the pros and cons of replacing your heater now or later.  An Axberg plumber can provide you with information about costs, dimensions, and any other concerns specific to your home.

For water heater service, maintenance, or replacement, or any plumbing problems, please contact us at (815) 444-0979. We’ve been serving the Rockford, IL area since 1957.

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