Broomhall Brothers services and installs major brand water heaters like, State, AO Smith. Rheem, GE, and hot water storage tanks. from 40-400 gallon.

The U.S Department of Energy (DOE) regulates minimum energy efficiency requirements for water heaters.

History: The first set of regulations- known as the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA)- were created in 1990 and later updated in 2004 to the current standards. A new update to the rules for increasing minimum energy efficiency standards was enacted in 2010 and went into  on April 16th, 2015.

Manufacturers have made all the necessary improvements and adjustments to their gas and electric water heaters to meet the new NAECA standards. However, those improvements will impact end users in a number of ways, and you need to be aware of them when planning for the replacement of existing water heaters.

Sizing Requirements and Planning.

Broomhall Brothers a Denver hot water contractor will Under the new NAECA regulations, water heaters may be larger in size. This will require more space for installing the newer, high efficient water heaters. If the existing water heater is located in a confined space such as a closet, alcove or the corner of a utility room, further planning may be required in order to accommodate the new water heater dimensions. These issues may come up for owners and operators in older buildings and in multi-family housing  where space is limited

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Energy Savings

who purchase highly efficient condensing gas or heat pump electric water heaters can anticipate average savings ranging for $60 for natural gas and more than $300 annually for an electric water heater. These savings can fluctuate depending on the actual hot water use and local energy costs. Operating costs will decrease, higher efficiency means that less hot water will be produced with the lower amount of energy consumed, the production hot water has been made safer, efficient  and  delivered at 120 °.

The Department of Energy estimates that the new standards mandatory in 2015 will result in approximately $63 billion in energy bill savings over the next 30 years. The standard will avoid about 172.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions which is equivalent to the annual emissions of 33.8 million automobiles.

Tankless equipment choices are abundant, however after  12 years servicing, installing and warrantying this type of equipment Broomhall Brothers  recommends one brand, that brand is Intellihot manufactured in Illinois USA.  Our technicians are trained at the factory in Galesburg, IL. This equipment may have unlimited starts, works well with return re-circulation pumps, and has an industry best commercial warranty of 10 years.

Broomhall Brothers Mobile ER can enable building owners and operators options and time to order the correct equipment, repair equipment in the boiler room or  work on building water distribution  issues in the boiler room or building piping.