New federal water heater regulations will go into effect on April 16, 2015 and could be problematic when it comes time to replace your current water heater.

What does this mean?
The National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NECA) is requiring larger, more costly, and more environmentally friendly units to replace current water heaters.

These new water heaters are projected to cost up to 35% more and will be 2″ taller and wider than current models. This means that if your water heater is in a small closet, attic, or tight space; the new water heaters may not fit; costing you renovation and/or relocating expenses.

Whipple Service Champions suggests replacing your older water heaters before the deadline; ensuring the replacement fits your budget and home. If you are noticing wear and tear on your water heater, you should consider investing in a replacement today.

Some warning signs that your water heater is in disrepair:

  • Bad Odors
  • Leaks
  • Rust
  • High Energy Bills
  • Poor Heating
  • Dirty Water

The average water heater lasts between 7-10 years. If your water heater is over 5 years old, we suggest replacing it sooner rather than later.  If your water heater is in  question, call your local professional plumbers at Whipple Service Champions 801-355-4433 and schedule your replacement estimate today!  Do you want to know how old
your water heater is?  One of our certified plumbers would be happy to come out and verify the age and condition of your unit.

The good news is, according to the Department of Energy, these new water heaters will save approximately $63 billion dollars to consumers over time and will remove enough CO2 that is equivalent to 33.8 million cars annually.

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