Electric Water Heating


Units must meet targeted Energy Factors (EF) according to the size of unit.

Gas and tankless water heaters are not permitted in a Touchstone Energy® HomeSM.

Combustion fireplaces must have outside air for combustion, tight fitting dampers, tempered doors, insulated chimney flues with air and thermal barriers. See Section 6 of the Touchstone Energy Home Standards for more information.

Wood Central Heating Systems are prohibited.

For a complete listing and description of the Touchstone Energy® HomeSM Official Building Standards, click here.