“Going green” has become a big part of everything we do—at work, at school, at home, and in life. We drive new cars that are more environmentally friendly than ever; some of us even walk, bike, or carpool to get where we need to go. Others work to “go green” at the business level, working to make sure that our technology isn’t sabotaging us by overusing paper, ink, and energy.
Others still take the battle to the home-front and act as environmental ambassadors in every household–you might recognize them as the folks who are always demanding that you recycle this or turn off that light or shut down your computer when you’re not using it. It’s true: We all do our part to go green and protect the environment. But is your water heater doing its part?
Water Heaters and the NAECA
In 1975, the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act–NAECA–was enacted, establishing a pattern of guidelines and measurements for ensuring that home appliances are as environmentally friendly as possible. It is the basis upon which today’s energy-conscious, money-saving, environment-protecting appliances were designed. Of course, we’ve come a long way since 1975; our modern idea of “going green” is a lot bigger and more ambitious than it was in the past–and the NAECA has stepped up to meet it, especially where it comes to water heater compliance. As of April 16, 2015, all water heaters must meet a set of new and improved standards that demand higher levels of efficiency and lower levels of environmental impact.
Your Water Heater
So, what does this change mean to you and your water heater? Let our Boise water heater experts explain!
- “Grandfathered in.” Any water heaters purchased, installed, or manufactured before the new NAECA guidelines were released are being grandfathered in–that is to say, they do not necessarily have to be replaced or removed. The guidelines mostly focus on models manufactured after April 16, 2015, and don’t affect your current water heater.
- Replacement. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a more efficient water heater, the NAECA guideline changes mean that every new model will be environmentally friendly, energy-conscious, and friendly to your wallet in the long run. You don’t have to replace your water heater–but why not do it now, when new and efficient systems are so easily accessed?
- Expertise. Whether you’re unsure if your water heater meets NAECA standards or you’re looking for a new water heater, our Boise Water Heater experts can help. With the right tools, the right knowledge, and the answers to all of your questions, you can be sure that our experts will help you keep your water heater efficient for the environment and your wallet.
Interested in more information on NAECA guidelines? Looking for Boise water heater experts? Contact us today!
By Tim Smith
Published: March 22, 2016