Safety Codes for Electric Water Heaters:
- » Bottom Board: If your electric tank is in an unheated space, such as a basement, they must be installed on an insulated surface with a minimal thermal resistance of R-10. This can increase energy efficiency by preventing heat loss from the bottom of the tank.
- » Seismic Restraints: Some municipalities require that we install seismic restraints or “earthquake straps” on your hot water tank. These straps secure your hot water tank to the wall so that in the event of an earthquake your water heater will not move around and cause any damage to its surroundings.