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Water Heating

December 15, 2014
Over the weekend the 113th Congress largely wrapped up its work. It looks like this Congress will pass just over 200 bills, the lowest number since World War II. However, before leaving home for the holidays, Congress took action on several bills...
June 30, 2014
On Friday, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued a new test procedure for residential and some commercial water heaters. The new procedure addresses a number of longstanding testing issues in order to better replicate real-world usage and to more...
January 18, 2012
This is an exciting time for water heating efficiency. It was not so long ago that consumers had few options when their water heater failed beyond purchasing a new version of the same electric-resistance or atmospherically-vented storage water...
January 6, 2011
2010 was a mixed year for energy efficiency with significant progress at the state level, but ultimately only modest success to show on the national level, particularly from Congress. As our 2010 ACEEE State Energy Policy Scorecard documented,...
July 8, 2008
ACEEE's first-ever conference on water heating held in Sacramento, California on June 1-3 attracted 170 leading experts from manufacturing, distribution, electricity, gas and water utilities, government, and the research community. They came...
January 7, 2007
Residential water heating consumes a lot of energy—almost 3 Quads per year or 13% of residential energy use—making it the second-largest home energy user. But the energy efficiency of the conventional storage water heaters that...