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Water Heater Technology for the Future

At our West Chester plumbing company, we’re always interested to find out what’s new in the world of energy savings – especially if it has to do with plumbing. Recently, we came across an article by Dawn Killough in Green Building Elements that talks about the future of water heaters and energy. We thought we’d share.

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Why Is Zimbabwe Banning Electric Water Heaters?

When it comes to water heaters, the majority of households have either an electric-powered water heater or a gas-powered water heater. These two types are the most common water heaters. So why, then, did the African country of Zimbabwe recently ban electric water heaters (also called ‘geysers’) from their homes?

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New Water Heater Regulations Are Coming

If you haven’t heard yet, there are a few changes being made to water heater regulations in the near future. Starting April 16th of 2015, nearly all residential water heaters will require a higher Energy Factor (or EF) rating.

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