What Are The 3 Main Water Heater Regulations? And Why Are They Important?
Get To Know Your Water Heater
Your water heater has stopped giving you the hot water that you need, and that’s when you notice it because there’s a problem. Most people don’t even pay any attention to their water heater unless they have to. You should know more about your water heater in case there’s a problem. Although you can always leave it up to the plumber to discover what the problem is, it may take a little bit longer to get a diagnosis or even to get a plumber out, which can be helped if you can state what the problem is beforehand.
Regulations For Your Water Heater
Venting- Those that have chosen to get a gas water heater should know that it emits CO, which means that the water heater needs to be properly ventilated. When this type of appliance is installed in your home, it has to go in a certain area and also has to have vents that have a specific type of material as well as staying clear of any materials that may be combustible. This is strictly a safety issue for those who are in the home as well as the plumber working on the unit.
Location- You can’t just buy a water heater and shove it in the hallway, on the stairs, in a closet, or in the corner of a bedroom. Water heaters have to have approved locations for installation, especially if they are gas water heaters, which emits carbon monoxide or CO. A specific location that is approved in your Las Vegas home must be chosen for the water heater before it can be installed, not only is this for safety, but you may also be considering the visual appeal of installing a water heater as well.
Energy Efficiency- Water heaters now must adhere to the newest energy efficiency standards, which were updated in April 2015. These standards mean that water heaters will be built differently and even bigger than previous ones in order to adhere to the regulations. This regulation means that homes will end up paying less money for their hot water heater usage.
In Case Of Emergency
Water heaters are meant to last anywhere from 8-20 years, depending on the heater you’ve purchased. If there’s ever an emergency, then make sure to call a plumber or a local Las Vegas plumbing company that you know, right away.
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