Be Sure to Research the Main Water Heater Regulations Posted on January 8, 2016 at 9:00 am.Written by Plumbing 3 Main Water Heater Regulations Things To Know Before You Go And Buy A Water Heater Before you ever decide to buy a new water heater, you have to know what your state regulations are as well as any federal regulations that may affect the water heater you choose to purchase. Not every distributor is honest, and you may end up buying a water heater that no longer adheres to current codes and regulations, so you need to know ahead of time what the requirements are. It's best to go to a reputable plumbing company that can help you to purchase a water heater that is a good fit for your Glendale home as well as one that abides by all the current regulations. Water Heater Regulations Energy Efficiency- Water heaters must be energy efficient, but as of April 2015, all water heaters must abide by a new regulation of energy efficiency. The regulations that are required for water heaters that are currently being built can be found online. Simply put, water heaters must be manufactured to the precise standards that comply with the energy efficiency rules that have recently changed. Although the regular consumer may not understand why these regulations are in place, they’ll be more than happy when they start saving hundreds of dollars per year when using the newer water heaters that abide by these regulations. Earthquake Straps- No one knows when mother nature will unleash her fury and cause destruction in the form of an earthquake. In certain places, earthquake straps are required for water heaters, especially if earthquakes are somewhat common in that area. These straps are bolted to the wall after being strapped around the water heater, and this is done as a safety precaution to keep the water heater from falling during an earthquake. Location- No water heater can be installed in a home without having a designated place that’s safe, secure, and accessible. A plumber that is installing the water heater should be able to decide where a safe location is to put the heater. Your Plumber Will Help You If you’re having trouble deciding on which water heater is best for your Glendale home, then don’t worry because a plumber can help you to make a final decision. Your plumber knows any rules, regulations, standards, and codes that are recommended and required for your water heater, and they can also help you to get a water heater that’s suitable for the size home that you have. Any hold ups regarding your Glendale, AZ water heater? Call Christian Brothers Plumbing, Air Conditioning, and Electrical at 623-499-9794 today for any of your repair or maintenance requests.