Hot water heaters don’t normally make the news – after all, it can be hard to compete for headlines – but there are new regulation changes coming for hot water heaters that will affect both manufacturers and consumers alike. This isn’t the first time regulations have changed for hot water heaters, and in fact, this will be the third upgrade of three upgrades to the laws since 1990. The goal of these new regulations isn’t to make things more difficult for people; rather, these changes are focused on saving energy and money nationwide. This next regulation, which becomes law on April 16th of this year, is scheduled to last until 2044. Over this time period, which spans 26 years, it’s expected that these mandated changes to water heater energy efficiency and function will reduce greenhouse gases by 172 million metric tons and garner energy savings of over $63 billion dollars. So what does this mean if you need a new water heating in Naperville? Let’s take a look.