What to Know About The National Appliance Energy Conservation Act

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Rich Corcoran, Vice President of Sales at Eemax, Inc. discusses the effects of the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act in relation to water heating systems.

    Rich Corcoran: Hi! I am Rich Corcoran, Vice President of Sales for Eemax Inc. and today we are going to talk about the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act or NAECA and the implications of this new enacted law will have with regard to water heating.

    fEnacted in 2010 and effective April 16, 2015; this new standard requires increased efficiency for appliances such tank type water heaters.

    The implications for tank type water heaters are significant. In order to meet the new standard tank type water heaters are going to be getting larger, new technologies are going to be required and this has implications for distributors, for contractors and most importantly the homeowner.

    If you have a water heater thats in a central mechanical closet or in a finished basement with limited space, the new water heater may or may not fit and you have to incur the cost of modifying the space and also incur the cost of new technology.

    Well water heating efficiency is increased with the new standard; nothing has been done to address the hidden cost of hot water. When you turn on your faucet you often have a long wait for hot water because of the distance between the fixture and the water heater that represents energy waste and water waste because previously heated water is going down the drain. When you turn off that tab youre done using water the water you just pay to heat thats in the hot water pipe, cools down and that energy is lost forever.

    Here is the great news, by selecting an electric tankless water heater you can resolve all of the issues we have just discussed. The fact is electric tankless water heaters are already 99.

    8% efficient they are unaffected by the NAECA law. This means that as a homeowner you can buy trusted proven technology that eliminates the wait for hot water and maximizes the efficiency of hot water generation in your home.

    With an electric tankless water heater you will save water, energy and space.

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