3 things contractors should know about new water heaters

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Under the new regulations that took effect April 16, 2015, water-heating options for contractors of new and existing homes will vary dramatically.

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Water heater regulations reshape the product landscape

New standards for water heaters will force changes on homeowners, builders and plumbing contractors while saving tons of carbon dioxide emissions and energy at the same time.

Whole home water filtration delivers safe, great tasting water

Although the United States has some of the best public drinking water available, there is reason to be concerned about contamination in some areas.

GE launches 80 gallon hybrid GeoSpring water heater

With new energy efficiency requirements looming, GE has announced an 80-gallon Energy Star ENERGY STAR-qualified GeoSpring hybrid electric heat pump water heaters.

Electric tankless water heaters save space, energy and meet new guidelines

With new energy efficiency requirements coming for water heaters, building professionals and homeowners are taking a new look at tankless water heater options

Under new standards, tankless water heaters are an even better option

Just in case you haven't heard, starting April 16, 2015, water heaters sold in the U.S. will have to meet new efficiency regulations.

Is your home ready for the Internet of Things? The latest from 2015 CES

As smart home technology matures, more products are coming to market that put homeowners in control of lights, appliances and home comfort.

Intro to heat pump hot water systems

These pumps are able to extract energy from the surrounding air and transfer it to the water in the tank.

Six solutions for water and energy efficiency

The ACT D’Mand Kontrols® System is a patented and proven re-circulating pump easily installed in a home’s existing plumbing system designed to eliminate running the hot water line for a minute or two to finally get hot water at your faucet.

Waiting for hot water is costly and wasteful

Think about this. There are approximately 90 million single-family homes in the US where the hot water faucet is turned on to run a minute or two to finally provide hot water. That amounts to 7,000-10,000 gallons of fresh water per year per home.

Simple home water conservation practices really add up

Most of us have grown up with “limitless” water. You turn on the faucet and it is always right there. But as we have seen in the drought-stricken SW United States and as far as northern California water has become a critical commodity.

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Get ready for new water heater regulations

Starting April 16, 2015, new regulations go into effect for residential water heaters that influence how they are manufactured and installed.

Connected appliances help manage life on the go

Now it's easier to be productive with your phone and home appliances as well as crushing candies.

No more cold water while waiting for a tankless water heater to kick in

A tankless or on-demand water heater is a great way to save energy and have endless hot water, but homeowners used to have to understand how they worked.

Natural gas back up option takes solar water heater off the grid

For homeowners looking for water heating that will work without a connection to the power grid, a solar hybrid water heating system with natural gas back up may be the answer.

Water heaters may be the answer for renewable energy storage

Storage has long been one of the challenges for managing grid-scale renewable energy, but the answer maybe hiding in every home in the country.

Use these tips to make your water heater last longer

People clean their counters, they empty the trash, and scrub the tub, but what about their water heaters? Most people don’t give them a second thought.

US water heater regulations getting tougher in 2015

New standards for water heaters will force changes on homeowners, builders and plumbing contractors while saving tons of carbon dioxide emissions and energy at the same time.

Know the signs to repair or replace your water heater

If you're experiencing water heater problems, it can be hard to know whether to repair or replace a system that's not performing well. Water heater service can be notoriously tricky for home owners because there is a lack of knowledge...

Are you ready for new water heater standards?

In April 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will put into effect a new energy efficiency standard for residential water heaters that will require all water heaters to be more efficient.

Wink smart home automation platform expands to 60 devices

From window shades to water sprinklers, the Wink home automation platform expanded the set of connected devices to almost 60 products available through The Home Depot

Green retrofits will save millions for NYC multifamily complex

Luxury apartments on Roosevelt Island in New York City underwent a $7.4 million green retrofit, thanks to government financing and incentives.

Tankless water heater designed to stop water waste

A new water heater can help stop wasted water and energy flowing down the drain.

Is your old water heater ready to fail?

The old saying goes, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. But that’s not smart when it comes to your water heater. Replacing an old water heater that seems to work fine may not seem like the smart thing to...

Recycle lost hot water energy with shower drain recovery

Consumers know hot water costs money. But they may not be aware that it's the second biggest energy expenditure after heating and cooling. For homeowners looking for a way to stop wasting energy, Ecodrain is the first practical heat recovery...

Heat pump water heater ready for large households in cold climates

A new heat pump water heater is designed to supply hot water for households up to 6 people in a cold climate conditions. The AirGenerate ATI80DV direct-vented heat pump water heaters from Ecotone Products LLC, offers efficient, cold climate optimized...

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Water heating is one of the biggest energy uses in the home, so choosing an energy-efficient water heater is one of the best ways for a homeowner to save money. Learn about new solar, tankless, hybrid and other high-efficiency options.