Dirk Doud Talks Water Heaters with Guest Scott Warga

Gloria 1st Caplinger
about 7 years agoJune 1, 2015
Thank you for this information.
Jen Brown
about 7 years agoJune 1, 2015
Great information!  Beautifully done!  Kudos!!!
Shelia Henderson
about 7 years agoJuly 23, 2015
When do these changes take effect?
Laurence Maier
about 7 years agoJuly 23, 2015
The changes are already in effect, Shelia. This began in April 2015.
~ Laurence Maier, Marketing Technology, Old Republic Home Protection
Tara Carter
about 7 years agoJune 1, 2015
Great information!
Dawn Neary
about 7 years agoJune 1, 2015
This is great!!!
Patty Collins
about 7 years agoJune 1, 2015
00:00:00
Awesome & well expressed information!
Leah Wartelle
about 7 years agoJune 1, 2015
To the point!  Well done!
Judy Brown Better Homes Realty
about 7 years agoJune 1, 2015
Does the new water heater code requirements demand three straps on the water heater or is the two double band kit still acceptable??   I need this answer for a client.
Laurence Maier
about 7 years agoJune 1, 2015
Hi Judy... You should check with a local building inspector, as the requirements for earthquake straps change from municipality to municipality. As a general rule, double straps are the norm for water heater tanks less than 75 gallons. However, local requirements could dictate a third strap in other situations. It's always best to check with a local expert. ~ Laurence Maier, Marketing Technology, Old Republic Home Protection
Janette Davenport
about 7 years agoJune 12, 2015
Great information
Laurence Maier
about 7 years agoJune 12, 2015
Glad you found it helpful, Janette!
~ Laurence Maier, Marketing Technology, Old Republic Home Protection
Debra Yatsko
about 7 years agoJuly 22, 2015
Great job Dirk and Scott!  Wonderful and much needed information which will impact our whole industry!
Anonymous
about 7 years agoJuly 25, 2015
What a bunch of horseshit!!!  Dirk and Scott are useless pawns in a scam called a "home warranty".
Kathy Williams
about 7 years agoJuly 23, 2015
Short and sweet! Good information.
Anonymous
about 7 years agoJuly 23, 2015
Switch to tankless and gain a closet.
Anna Banana Kruchten
about 7 years agoJuly 23, 2015
Very helpful information. Thank you!
Irene Tentler
about 7 years agoJuly 23, 2015
02:00:82
If it is a heat pump unit, does it mean the AC also will be replaced?
Scott Warga
about 7 years agoJuly 23, 2015
Some great questions.
Changes went into effect in April of this year, Part of the Dept of Energy changes. The old units can still be installed until supply runs out but those types of units are no longer allowed to be manufactured.

The heat pump on electric units over 55 gallons is actually installed as part of the unit on top of the unit. (about the size of a small window AC unit) manufactured as part of the new water heater.

I hope this helps
Laurence Maier
about 7 years agoJuly 23, 2015
Thanks for the information, Scott. It's fantastic having an expert like you for insight on the details. Sometimes, these changes bring considerable trepidation that can be relieved with some knowledge. We appreciate your invaluable input.
~ Laurence Maier, Marketing Technology, Old Republic Home Protection
Ken Jones
about 7 years agoJuly 23, 2015
When is the federal government going to issue toilet paper use regulations to go along with all the crap they're piling on us?
Laurence Maier
about 7 years agoJuly 23, 2015
Oh... you didn't hear, Ken? Toilet paper begins conversion from standard to metric by the end of the year. :) 
~ Laurence Maier, Marketing Technology, Old Republic Home Protection
Cindi Robbins, Realtor Windermere ~ Hulsey & Assoc
about 7 years agoJuly 23, 2015
Thanks for the heads up on this needed information.  Its better to be in the know then not.  Thanks for Sharing Old Republic Home Protection
Laurence Maier
about 7 years agoJuly 23, 2015
Your'e welcome, Cindi. We hope you found it helpful.
~ Laurence Maier, Marketing Technology, Old Republic Home Protection
Vito Pal
about 7 years agoJuly 23, 2015
It's a very good info, thank you
Laurence Maier
about 7 years agoJuly 23, 2015
We're glad you like it, Vito.
~ Laurence Maier, Marketing Technology, Old Republic Home Protection
Ignacio Cuevas
about 7 years agoJuly 23, 2015
Thank you! This was very informative!
Terry Slotterbeck
about 7 years agoJuly 23, 2015
any changes for tank less water heater.
Anonymous
about 7 years agoJuly 24, 2015
Does an owner have the option of reducing the capacity of the water heater to help fit the available space and therefore not need the some of the modifications talked about here?
Elena Acosta
about 7 years agoJuly 24, 2015
Roberta, thanks a million for the great information.

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Jami Besecker
about 7 years agoJuly 24, 2015
Did no know this was coming down, TY for keeping us up to current speed, please keep it up.
Jacquelyn Reeser
about 7 years agoJuly 30, 2015
Thanks for keeping us current on changes.
Robert Burke
about 7 years agoAugust 12, 2015
So with the standard coverage these expenses are out of pocket?
Laurence Maier
about 7 years agoAugust 12, 2015
Hi Robert. Not necessarily, as not covered costs are always circumstantial. With our Standard Plan, for a covered malfunction that requires replacement, ORHP pays the cost of the new high efficiency water heater. Modifications and code violations, if there are any, would be the responsibility of the Plan Holder with the Standard Plan. Many of the upgrades do not require modifications or correction of code violations. It's based on the size/type of the current water heater, how it's currently installed, and the space in which it's located.
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