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2010 EPA energy efficiency standards for water heaters

By heating water only when it's needed, ENERGY STAR qualified gas tankless water heaters cut water heating expenses by 30%... other standards can cut energy by 50%.

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EPA projects that new 2010 energy efficiency standards for water heaters should save $10 billion in energy over 30 years, reports the New York Times.

The new water heater efficiency rules are likely to spur manufacturers toward heat pump electric water heaters and condensing gas water heaters, and would raise the cost of the appliances by about $120.

Upgrading to energy efficiency models is a "pay as you go" solution for climate change ... and energy use reduction. And that's a good thing. It's manageable.

EPA estimates consumers would save $143 in energy costs over the life of the water heater.

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Tankless Water Heaters

By heating water only when it's needed, ENERGY STAR qualified gas tankless water heaters cut water heating expenses by 30%, while also providing continuous hot water delivery. Gas tankless models are a great choice for new construction and major remodeling, but are also becoming popular as a replacement for gas storage water heaters. See if you should make your next water heater an ENERGY STAR qualified tankless model.

Solar Water Heater

Sunshine is free. Imagine using it to heat your water. ENERGY STAR qualified solar water heaters can cut your water heating bills in half and reduce your carbon footprint. Install a qualified solar water heater and start wearing your eco-consciousness on your roof!

High Efficiency Gas Storage Water Heater

ENERGY STAR qualified gas storage water heaters are an easy choice for energy savings, performance, and reliability. If you need to replace your current gas water heater, ask your installer for an ENERGY STAR qualified model today.

Heat Pump Water Heaters

ENERGY STAR qualified heat pump water heaters are revolutionizing the way we heat water. New products recently introduced utilizing super-efficient technology that can cut water heating costs by more than HALF! If you have time to plan ahead, consider this exciting new technology for your next water heater purchase.

Gas Condensing Water Heaters

ENERGY STAR qualified gas condensing water heaters are blazing a new trail in water heating technology. Qualified models due out mid-2010 will utilize an enhanced design to cut water heating expenses by about 30%, while also delivering superior performance. If you have time to plan ahead, consider this exciting new technology for your next water heater purchase.

Learn more at Energy Star.



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