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.
Efficiency Increase Would Increase Fuel Consumption, Groups Argue
June 1, 2015
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.
The DOE’s proposed rule represents a significant increase in efficiency that would effectively eliminate noncondensing furnaces and significantly impact the design, installation, and cost of nonweatherized furnaces.
Terminology talk at the AHR Expo focused on variable-speed compressors, electronically commutated motors (ECMs), and variable-capacity systems as well as diagnostics and troubleshooting tools for contractors.