Parker & Sons Welcomes the Department of Energy’s Water Heater Regulation

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Manufacturers are now required to produce water heaters with a minimum Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) of 8.2.

Manufacturers are now required to produce water heaters with a minimum Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) of 8.2. Experts in the field agree that the regulation is aimed at manufacturers, and will ultimately benefit consumers.

The HSPF score is what miles per gallon is to your car. The higher the score the more efficient the unit. Although the minimum HSPF score has been raised to 8.2, technology has since existed for water heaters with an HSPF score north of 12. Indeed, the regulation was welcomed by environmentalist, and members of the heating and cooling community.

“We welcome the new requirement here at Parker & Sons and frankly it was a long time overdue. It is in the best interest of consumers to consult with a pro if they opt to upgrade their system. A shoddy water heater installation can reduce energy efficiency by up to 30%, which will ultimately impact your bank account,” said Josh Kelly, esteemed partner at Parker and Sons.

Consumers ought to note that the regulation does not require them to install a new water heater that meets the HSPF requirement. The regulation will only affect manufacturers, who are forced to comply with the new regulation on their upcoming production cycles. They will be granted, however, an eighteen month grace period in which it is permissible to sell water heaters with an HSPF score below the Department of Energy’s recent regulation. Consumers looking for a bargain buy ought to consider purchasing one of these units. Manufacturers will be forced to discount them in order to move inventory in time. Consumers should also expect significant discounts on used water heaters falling below the minimum HSPF requirement.

Parker & Sons is well equipped to handle water heater installation. Their customer satisfaction guarantee ensures it. Perhaps this has earned Parker & Sons the coveted # 1 service provider in Arizona, several times over. Indeed, Parker & Sons requires all its technicians to undergo rigorous certification processes, and uphold the highest level of professionalism. It’s hard to believe that just forty years ago Arizona’s top heating and cooling company was a garage and van operation.

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