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New Efficiency Standards Mean Big Changes in Water Heaters

What Does That Mean For You?

The federal government is mandating new efficiency standards for water heaters, effective April 16, 2015. The changes to the Energy Factor requirements certainly will increase efficiency … saving energy and lowering your operating costs!

At the same time, the new water heaters will have a more sophisticated design. What does that mean for you?

  • The new design – which may integrate blowers, fans, condensers, and other components – makes a professional contractor the best choice for safe and proper product selection and installation.
  • In some cases, the new water heater may have to be re-located to fit properly, operate safely, or mitigate noise.
  • In rare cases, the performance of the new water heater in terms of hot water deliverability will be less than the model that was replaced. You may need to consider a different size or alternative solution to meet your family’s hot water needs.

As you can see, this is one of those areas where it’s best to turn to a professional contractor to get the best advice on selecting your next water heater as well as to install it for maximum performance and efficiency … and safety! Do you really want to chance this important and potentially dangerous task to a non-professional? Give us a call at (610) 376-6001. We would be happy to meet with you and discuss different options for your next water heater.

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Author: john

John Quinn is the Operations Manager of Quinn’s Plumbing Heating Cooling LLC of Reading PA. He has over 30 years experience in the plumbing, heating, air conditioning, water treatment and electrical fields, in particular with residential mechanical systems for small businesses and individual home owners. The reason Quinn decided to concentrate on his own business was because he loves what he does and it allows him to meet people and he enjoys a challenge, it’s a great chance to mix business with pleasure. Quinn earned his engineering degrees from The Pennsylvania State University in mechanical engineering through the VA higher education program. He is a 5 year combat veteran of the US Marine Corps and also a graduate of the Murrell T. Dobbins Technical High School Plumbing and Heating Apprentice Program in Philadelphia and is also certified a Master Plumber, Master HVAC Mechanic and Electrician. He lives in Reading with his wife Mary Quinn who is also his business partner. They have 2 adult daughters and 3 grandchildren. When he is not working, Quinn likes to scuba dive or work on his model train collection. John Quinn can be reached at , or by calling (610) 376-6001 or (215) 242-6329.

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