2015 Government Regulations for New Jersey Water Heaters
Beginning in 2015, the Department of Energy has updated it’s water heater standards for all manufacturers and homeowners for all types of water heaters. The purpose of these standards is to save energy, lower emissions, and ensure that all homes and businesses have safe models. While on the surface, this may seem like a hassle as a homeowner, there are numerous advantages to you, the homeowner. These regulations are designed to help homeowners across New Jersey lower their utility bills and benefit from newer models which are more durable, require less energy, take up less space, and are easy to use and install. If you’re considering investing in a new water heater, now is the perfect time.
The New Standard
The new regulations will result in greater overall benefits for New Jersey homeowners. Here is some information directly from the Department of Energy report:
Standards mandatory in 2015 will save approximately 3.3 quads of energy and result in approximately $63 billion in energy bill savings for products shipped from 2015-2044. The standard will avoid about 172.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to the annual greenhouse gas emissions of about 33.8 million automobiles.
According to the Department of Energy, all manufacturers are require to comply with the new standards. These new regulations apply to all products that utilize oil, gas or electricity in order to heat potable water for specified uses such as washing dishes, clothing or bathing. Residential water heaters include storage units that store heated water in an insulated water heater tank and also water heaters that instantly heat water (such as tankless).
To find out more about the DOE water tank regulations you can click HERE.
Rebates for New Jersey Homeowners
As a part of New Jersey’s Cleanenergy Program, all qualifying New Jersey homeowners who participate in updating their water heater to match the new regulations will receive a WARMAdvantage Program rebate for trading in their high efficiency boilers, furnaces, and water heaters. In order to be eligible for the program you must purchase a new water heating system that meets all the program requirements and complies with the new DOE regulations. For more information on this program you can click HERE. There are numerous long and short term advantages to participating in this program. Contact WARMAdvantage today to find out how you can benefit from turning in your old water heater.
Tankless Water Heaters
If you’re considering trading in your old water heater for a new water heater, then we highly recommend checking into tankless water heaters. Although there is a greater investment going tankless, you will save hundreds of dollars and countless gallons of hot water usage. Instead of waiting for the water to turn hot, a tankless water heater distributes hot water on demand. With tankless water heater you never have to worry about running out of hot water, because it doesn’t require a tank. Tankless water heaters run far more efficiently and take up less storage space. Tankless water heaters also meet and exceed all government requirements for 2015.