Four leading water heater manufacturers (Bradford White Water Heaters, Rheem Water Heating, Rinnai America Corp. and A.O. Smith Water Heaters) have joined with the http://www.cee1.org/Consortium for Energy Efficiency to become part of the Coalition for EnergyStar® Water Heaters.
leading water heater manufacturers (Bradford White Water Heaters, Rheem Water
Heating, Rinnai America Corp.andA.O. Smith Water Heaters) have joined with
Energy Efficiencyto become part of the Coalition for EnergyStar® Water Heaters.
To increase program awareness and demand in the market, CEE formed the
Coalition for EnergyStar Water Heaters, comprised of industry associations,
efficiency program administrators and water heater manufacturers offering a
variety of EnergyStar models.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2009, manufacturers were allowed to apply the EnergyStar mark
for the first time to their qualifying models. For a gas-fired water
heater to be eligible for EnergyStar, it must have a minimum energy factor of
0.62 for storage water heaters, a minimum EF of 0.80 for condensing storage
water heaters, or a minimum EF of 0.82 for tankless water heaters.
EnergyStar criteria for gas-fired storage water heaters will increase to 0.67
on Sept. 1, 2010. Criteria have also been established for heat pump water
heaters and solar water heating systems.
For more information on the Coalition for EnergyStar Water Heaters, visitwww.eswaterheaters.com.