A time sensitive public service announcement.

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  1. BaddFunn

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    The Dept of Energy passed a rule on the efficiency factor (EF) of all water heaters manufactured after 4/15/15.

    The bottom line is it's about to get a whole lot more expensive to buy a new water heater in the USA so if yours is pretty old it may be a good idea to replace it while you can still buy the old style water heaters. 40-50 gallon models (the most common size) are going to be costing 15-20% more than the units that are still available.

    If you have a larger water heater get ready for a huge increase in what it typically costs to replace it.

    Larger heaters, bigger changes

    There are many factors for home builders and remodelers to consider when deciding whether to specify these new larger water heaters. First is the cost: Conventional, current minimum-efficiency 60-gallon gas and electric water heaters are approximately $675-$1,500, while the new high-efficiency models are about $1,200-$2,450

    http://www.nahb.org/generic.aspx?genericContentID=236255

    This PSA has been brought to you by me, and as my old pal LonghornJ used to say, "act accordingly".



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    any cake pics yet?
     
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    This is serious. :fil:
     
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    cake is serious business too
     
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    fingers were burned
     
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    Go tankless?
     
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    National Appliance Energy Conservation Act

    NAECA please :afro:
     
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    Fucking Obama.
     
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    That's really what this is all about.

    Too many people are realizing that Tankless Water Heaters won't give them a return on investment so they're sticking with the older style work horse models so the DOE changed the laws so they can jam them down your throats.
     
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    You have a point. Look for the cake pictures in the cake thread. If they get posted here Phil and Bud will start posting pics of the latest crap they cooked.
     
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    Tankless is bad?
     
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    End users are going to paying more for hot water. Everyone along the supply chain will be making more money.
     
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    Will you benefit financially from it?
     
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    Depends on why you want to save energy.

    If it's because you want to save the planet, they're good, if it's because you want to save money, they're not. Most people's primary concern is saving money.
     
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    I don't give a fuck about the planet. Which heating system do I use?
     
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    Low efficiency = longevity with low maint. (Slightly higher energy bills)

    High efficiency = lower life expectancy with higher maint costs. (Slightly lower energy bills)
     
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    can I just put some black pipes up on my roof?
     
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    huh?
     
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    My only experience with tankless water heaters was in Costa Rica, and that's only in new construction. Most people don't even have hot water there.

    It was kinda freaky, knowing this electrical thing was in the shower while the water was going. I always had a strange fear that somehow I'd get electrocuted. :jj: