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Are the New 2015 Water Heater Regulations That Big of a Deal?

We’ve talked before about the 2015 changes to water heater regulations by the Department of Energy. Despite the large amount of information available to those who know where to look, plenty of homeowners are still unaware of the impact that these regulation changes will have on them. Time is running out to install a new water heater before these regulations take effect.

Why would you want to install a new system before the new regulations happen? Take a look at some of the reasons why the new 2015 water heaters regulations are such a big deal.


The new regulations enacted by the Department of Energy require that all water heaters, tankless, gas, electric etc. conform to higher energy efficiency standards. While this is good in the long run, any time you have a sudden, massive change like this it tends to lead to a spike in expenses. Water heaters of all kinds will suddenly become a lot more expensive in the short term, as manufacturers struggle to shift their pricing models to accommodate the new regulations. If you are getting ready to replace your water heater, you are going to suddenly find yourself paying a lot more for only a minor benefit.

Over time, of course, this price spike will even itself out as the market adapts. That’s small comfort if you have your water heater fail on you in the meantime, though. You probably don’t want to wait for an extended period of time without a water heater for the price spike to go down, which means that if your water heater is nearing the end of its life, it is highly recommended that you talk to a professional about replacing it right now.

If you want to replace your water heater before prices go up, contact Rentmeister Total Home Service today. We provide water heater services throughout Salt Lake City, UT.

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