Tuesday, 10 March 2015
Calgary Water Heaters: Helping Achieve NRCan’s Energy Efficiency Goals
According to Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), water heaters account for an average of 17 percent of the energy that an average Canadian home uses up. Depending on factors such as house type, number of family members, and lifestyle habits, that number can drop to 15 percent or rise to as high as 25 percent. To save time, money, and to comply with Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations, Canadian homeowners are advised to replace their old water heaters with modern and energy-efficient ones. The implementation of Energy Efficiency Regulations is part of NRCan’s continuing efforts to protect the environment and address climate change. The installation of high-efficiency water heaters in Calgary homes and elsewhere can lower energy costs by as much as 50 percent, and this plays into the achievement of NRCan’s goals. Granted, the amount that can be saved can still be affected by other factors like house size and heat loss.