New water heater standards proposed by Biden administration’s Energy Department



Your water heater is the latest target of the green-energy focused Biden Administration.

The President’s Department of Energy unveiled energy efficiency standards on water heaters that it contends would save  consumers $11.4 billion a year on energy and water bills. Such standars are required by Congress but haven’t been updated in 13 years.

The proposal would require the most common-sized electric water heaters to achieve efficiency gains with heat pump technology and gas-fired water heaters to achieve efficiency gains through condensing technology.

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