Did You Know?- URGENT for Electric Water Heater Users!

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IF YOU HAVE AN 80 GALLON ELECTRIC WATER HEATER YOU ARE GOING TO WANT TO READ THIS NOW!

For as long as they have existed, 80-gallon Electric Water Heaters have been the most popular in the Chester County Area due to the sizes of the homes. Recently, Peco Energy has decided the popular 80-gallon electric water heaters require two elements drawing too much electricity.  By the end of this year, 2021, they will be phasing out the traditional 80 Gallon Electric Water Heater and only be manufacturing their 80-gallon Aerotherm Hybrid Water Heaters. (NOTE: All of the other regular electric water heater sizes will still be available.)

Although the Aerotherm is energy-efficient and designed to save energy costs, you may want to call your local plumber to install the older version before it is too late. Bradford White’s new Aerotherm is 2 1/2 times the cost of the classic electric water heater. The Aerotherm uses heat pump technology to pull air into the water heater for heating purposes with “one” element instead of two. This means that your water will take a bit longer to heat than normal. Because of the new energy-saving technology the water heater requires you to have 7″ of extra space surrounding all sides of the heater. So, if you need to have your water heater in a closet, you may need to renovate your closet with louvers for air draw and make it bigger. If your water heater is in a hallway or a small room, it’s going to take air from its surroundings making that room or area colder.

The 80-gallon heat pump water heater IS eligible for a $350 rebate from PECO Energy.  There’s a form online that you will need to fill out to receive it.  (linked here)  Also, you could be eligible for another $300 federal tax credit.  The Energy Star website will show you all the efficiency incentives and credits available by zip code.  (linked here 

Call us your local Chester Springs, PA Plumber to get your “Classic” Electric 80 Gallon before the regulations take place on December 31, 2021!!  Time and supplies are running out!