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Feb. 3, 2014: AHRI Submits Comments on Proposed Rule for Residential Furnace Fans

AHRI Says Significant Changes Are Necessary to Ensure Appropriate Energy Conservation Standards

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in response to a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) regarding energy conservation standards for residential furnace fans. In its letter, AHRI commented that several issues exist within the NOPR and that significant changes are necessary to ensure that appropriate energy conservation standards are developed.

AHRI stated the proposed fan energy rating (FER) levels would adversely impact the manufacturing industry. The association also noted that the proposed FER levels would not be cost-effective to consumers. AHRI’s letter highlighted a number of concerns with respect to DOE’s rulemaking scope, test procedures on residential furnace fans, proposed FER levels, national energy savings analysis, repair costs associated with furnace fans, manufacturer impact analysis, utility impact analysis, shipments analysis, and social cost of carbon.

Publication date: 2/3/2014

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