As the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) works on its final rule and Congress works on possibly delaying that rule, HVAC industry stakeholders have settled into a holding pattern with no other option than to wait and see what happens next.
The AccuComfort™ Platinum 20 Variable Speed Heat Pump delivers precise and efficient comfort by running at the exact speed needed to maintain a home’s ideal temperature within a half degree of the selected comfort setting.
Says rule would save 40 percent less energy than claimed, while hurting manufacturers and consumers
July 14, 2015
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has filed comments in response to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) on Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Furnaces.
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.
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.
New standard would place 'unnecessary burden' on homeowners
June 11, 2015
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.