Wednesday, March 11, 2015

HFO-TV: Are You Ready For Apartment Hot Water Heaters Getting Bigger?

It's estimated that by mid May, 2015 the typical sizes of home water heaters will be unavailable. New manufacturing regulations taking effect April 16th require water heaters to be more energy efficient. This requirement adds four inches of insulation to the height and four inches to the width of a typical water heater.

These new sizes may not fit into existing closets or utility rooms and existing stock is expected to run out quickly.

Smaller under counter varieties will be available in the same size, but water capacity will be reduced by 12 gallons in order to meet the new insulation requirements.