Consumer furnaces; Furnace burners for liquid fuel, for pulverised solid fuel or for gas; mechanical stokers, including their mechanical grates, mechanical ash dischargers and similar appliances. (HS code(s): 8416); Environmental protection (ICS code(s): 13.020); Domestic, commercial and industrial heating appliances (ICS code(s): 97.100)
Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Consumer Furnaces
Notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comment - The Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended ("EPCA"), prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including consumer furnaces. EPCA also requires the Department of Energy ("DOE" or "the Department") to periodically determine whether more-stringent, amended standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified, and would result in significant energy savings. In this notice of proposed rulemaking ("NOPR"), DOE proposes amended energy conservation standards for non-weatherized gas furnaces and mobile home gas furnaces, and also announces a public meeting webinar to be held on Wednesday, 3 August 2022, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to receive comment on these proposed standards and associated analyses and results.