New D.O.E. Furnace Efficiency Changes — UPDATE


As most of you are aware, there is a proposal to change the Furnace Efficiency Requirements for the norther tier of states requiring 90+ % efficient furnaces as of May 1, 2013.

90 Effic. MapAs of now, that is on hold pending actions in the court. There have already been two challenges to the proposed settlement, one by HARDI to change the settlement, and one by AHRI against the HARDI proposal.  So until the court settles it, nothing is final yet.

So, what does this mean to you?  It means that you can still install 80% efficient furnaces in the Northern tier of states. Depending on how the court rules, the 90+% efficiency requirement may be reinstated at a later date or, it could be voided all together allowing 80% efficient furnaces as in the past.

I will try to stay on top of this and let you know as changes occur but as of right now, you can install 80% efficiency furnace in the Northern Tier of states after May 1, 2013.

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About yorkcentraltechtalk

I have been in the HVAC industry most of my life. I worked 25 years for contractors on anything from residential to large commercial boilers and power burners. For the past 23+ years I had been employed by York International UPG Division ( a division of Johnson Controls) as a Technical support/Service Manager but I am now retired. One of my goals has always been to "educate" dealers and contractors. The reason for starting this blog was to share some knowledge, thoughts, ideas, etc with anyone who takes the time to read it. The contents of this blog are my own opinions, thoughts, experiences and should not be construed as those of Johnson Controls York UPG in any way. I hope you find this a help. I always welcome comments and suggestions for postings and will do my best to address any thoughts, questions, or topics you may want to hear about. Thanks for taking the time to read my postings! Mike Bishop
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