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US Reps Refute 92% Furnace Rule

Industry, Congress insist 92 percent AFUE furnace rule places ‘unnecessary burden’ on homeowners

The 92 percent proposed standard is just one of the DOE’s rulemakings to be challenged recently by stakeholders, and it’s unlikely to be the last. 


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Expensive Doesn’t Always Mean Efficient

Correctly sizing, selecting, and installing equipment is critical to proper performance

When high-end equipment does not live up to consumer expectations, the culprit is almost always improper installation. The bottom line: Properly sizing, selecting, and installing HVAC equipment is critical to ensuring energy efficiency and comfort.


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High-end Systems in Luxury Homes

Owners expect comfort, aesthetics, and extreme efficiency from equipment

A fair number of consumers do not mind spending more for a system that provides premium comfort, higher efficiency, and is aesthetically pleasing — especially if it’s going to be installed in a high-end home.


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House Members Urge DOE to Revise 92% Furnace Rule

New standard would place 'unnecessary burden' on homeowners

On June 8, 121 members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz urging him and his agency to reconsider DOE’s recent proposed 92 percent AFUE nationwide residential furnace standard. 


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AGL, AGA Refute 92% Standard

Efficiency Increase Would Increase Fuel Consumption, Groups Argue

AGL, AGA testify before House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power commending four specific legislative provisions included in the committee’s energy-efficiency and accountability discussion draft designed to remove barriers to the use of clean, energy-efficient, cost-effective natural gas.


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AHRI, ACCA Survey Contractors

Survey Aims to Determine Cost to Comply with 92% AFUE National Standard

AHRI and ACCA created a brief survey of U.S. HVAC contractors to determine the actual cost of complying with the recently proposed nationwide 92 percent AFUE standard for residential gas furnaces. 


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Highlights from HARDI's Congressional Fly-In in Washington, D.C. Post date: May 28, 2015.

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Kevin Conrad, president, Kevin Conrad Heating and Cooling Inc., Nantucket, Massachusetts, breaks down working in the New England climate, the benefits of insulation foam, and more.


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