New energy efficiency changes cause electrical system installation standards to shift frequently. Recently, the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act deemed it necessary to stop the manufacture of electric water heaters of a certain size due to concerns over the amount of energy they use to run. Standard electric water heaters over 55 gallons in volume are no longer permitted for production, although they can still be purchased and installed.
If it’s almost time to replace your large electric water heater, or if you are looking into purchasing one for a new home, now is the time to take action. Don’t delay; supplies may soon run out, and in some cases, these units are still preferable over other systems. This is because:
- Some homes do not have a gas connection – For many homes, an electric tank water heater is the best option because a gas connection is either unavailable or inconvenient for the placement of the system. Additionally, many consider electric systems to be safer than natural gas.
- Larger water heaters deliver better performance for many homes – Though smaller electric tank water heaters are still manufactured in the U.S., these are not suitable for larger homes in which multiple hot water taps may be used at once.
- Other options are costly – Electric tank water heaters are often the least expensive models available to install. While a heat pump water heater may still be an option, the initial installation fee may rule it out for many homeowners.
If your older water heater is approaching the end of its life, call your local technician today and find out whether large electrical water heater tanks are still available in your area.
Get them while supplies last! Admiral Plumbing Services, LLC still carries discontinued high-performance 65-gallon, 80-gallon, and 120-gallon electric water heaters, and we can install them in Jupiter, FL and the surrounding areas. Call our super friendly team today for exceptional service.