On April 16, 2015, new water heater energy factor (EF) requirements took effect as the result of updates to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA). These requirements call for higher energy factor (EF) ratings on virtually all residential gas, electric, oil, and tankless gas water heaters, completely altering the water heater landscape. NAECA 2015 also affects some light-duty commercial water heaters.
HOW THE ENERGY FACTOR (EF) IS CALCULATED
The Energy Factor (EF) indicates a water heater’s overall energy efficiency based on the amount of hot water produced per unit of fuel consumed over a typical day. The higher the EF, the more energy efficient the water heater. The EF is measured in three ways: 1. Recovery efficiency – how efficiently the heat from the energy source is transferred to the water. 2. Standby losses – the percentage of heat loss per hour from the stored water compared to the heat content of the water (water heaters with storage tanks). 3. Cycling losses – the loss of heat as the water circulates through a water heater tank, and/or inlet and outlet pipes.
WHAT WE’VE DONE TO GET NAECA 2015 READY
We are committed to helping all of our customers make the transition to the 2015 standards as smooth as possible.
This basically is making the water heaters larger ,heavier and more expensive.
Ace Hi is able to help you with your questions or concerns. We service all of Northern Colorado including Loveland,Ft Collins,Greeley ,Windsor and Johnstown.