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DOE Proposes Tougher Energy Conservation Standards for Residential Furnaces

Thursday, March 12, 2015
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The Department of Energy will hold a meeting March 27 and welcomes comments, data and information by June 10 on a proposal to establish amended energy conservation standards for residential non-weatherized gas furnaces and mobile home furnaces, in partial fulfillment of a court order remand of the DOE’s 2011 rulemaking for these products. The DOE has tentatively concluded that there has been a sufficient recent exchange of information between interested parties and the agency regarding the energy conservation standards for residential furnaces such as to allow for this proceeding to move directly to the notice of proposed rulemaking stage. The DOE adds that it will consider standby mode and off mode energy use as part of this rulemaking.

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