Dupont polymers help tankless water heaters meet energy conservation standards


Seisco International (Houston, TX) is introducing the next-generation Supercharger tankless water heater unit, which uses DuPont (Wilmington, DE) engineering polymers in several components. The units can help homeowners meet National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) requirements, which were updated in April 2015.

The new standards, according to Seisco President David Seitz, could drive up the cost and size of tank-type water heaters, because efficiency technology will have to be added to tanks that are 55 gallons or larger. "A Seisco Supercharger coupled with a 40-gallon tank matches the performance of a 60- to 80-gallon tank with significantly lower energy use, because you heat less water all day," he said.

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