Why heat-pump water heaters could soon take off

Published by Canary Media: On April 30, the Biden administration finalized efficiency standards — the wonky rules that govern appliances sold in the U.S. — that will supercharge sales of heat-pump water heaters.

“This rule will ensure that heat-pump water heaters are going to be the de facto electric water heater in five years,” said Joseph Wachunas, senior project manager at the nonprofit New Buildings Institute. ​“It’s really monumental.”

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