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Navigate the New Water Heater Standards and Identify Alternative Solutions

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New water heater regulations go into effect on April 16, and property managers will have to make adjustments the next time they have to repair or replace existing water heaters. According to the standards announced by the U.S. Department of Energy in 2010, all water heaters manufactured after April 15 must carry higher energy-efficiency ratings.

Bay Area pollution agency wants to ban open fireplaces

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The term "home and hearth" evokes in many a vision of rosy-cheeked children snuggling with their families by a crackling fire, but proposed air pollution regulations may soon banish traditional open-air fireplaces from Bay Area households. Air pollution regulators want to require all Bay Area property owners — upon selling or transferring their buildings or

Heatworks MODEL 1 Water Heater Solves Homeowner Dilemma Created by New Department of Energy Standards

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CHARLESTON, S.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Heatworks MODEL 1, the only water heater with energy transfer technology, is providing consumers and tradespeople with an immediate solution to the cost and space challenges created by Department of Energy standards for water heaters that go into effect April 16, 2015. "In the electric category, the new standard effectively prohibits 55