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Congressional Joint Letter on Furnace Rule

The proposed DOE rule will cause an unnatural disruption in the market, pushing many residential customers, particularly those in warmer climates or older buildings, to repair older, less efficient home heating products

August 31 2016 Congressional Joint Letter on Furnace Language_with all logos.pdf



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APGA Submits Comments to DOE in Response to Proposed Furnace Rule

APGA’s comments also communicate that the furnace market is functioning well without a new furnace efficiency standards rule, as market data demonstrates that consumers are purchasing condensing furnaces in large numbers where the operating cost savings justify the extra expense, and are purchasing non-condensing furnaces where the operating cost savings are more problematic

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Focus Search - These technical flaws also result in overstated LCC savings in the proposed rule


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March 27 2015 - APGA Submitted Comments on the DOE proposed furnace rule

March 27, 2015 - APGA submitted comments (here) on the Department of Energy (DOE)'s proposed rule (NOPR) increasing natural gas furnace standards under Docket EERE-2014-BT-STD-0031. APGA Vice President Dave Schryver also testified on the issue in front of the Department of Energy (DOE)'s proposed rule (NOPR) increasing natural gas furnace standards

03_20_2015 APGA Comments-c.pdf


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March 27 2015 - APGA Testified in opposition of DOE's proposed furnace rule

March 27, 2015 - Opening statement of APGA Vice President Dave Schryver on the Department of Energy (DOE)'s proposed rule (NOPR) increasing natural gas furnace standards

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Focus Search - Such a level of fuel switching renders the proposed rule unacceptable



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APGA and NAHB send Letter to OMB addressing the lack of peer review of the furnace rule scientific data

On June 14, 2016, APGA and the National Association of Home Builders sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) addressing the Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposed final furnace rule which is currently being reviewed by OMB. OMB is responsible for reviewing and approving proposed and final rules

Letter from APGA & NAHB to OMB %28with attachments%29.pdf


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June 8 2015 - Letter to DOE Secretary Moniz about Proposed Furnace Rule on High Costs and Efficiency Concerns

June 8, 2015 - APGA signed on to an industry letter asking U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on APGA's concern about the recent rulemaking for residential furnaces that would raise the nationwide standard to 92%, imposing significant costs to consumers and force them to switch to...

2015-6-8 Congressional Letter to Sec_ Moniz.pdf


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APGA joined industry letter to Senators in support of language in S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act

This language provides DOE and stakeholders with the time and opportunity to get this important rule correct...We ask that you oppose any effort to alter or replace the existing furnace rule provision

Senate Energy Bill Furnace Provision Support letter January 21 2016.pdf


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April 30 2015 - APGA and AGA Submit a Request for 90-day Extension on Furnace Rule Comments from DOE

April 30, 2015 - APGA and the American Gas Association submitted a request to the Department of Energy for a 90-day extension in the comments period for DOE’s furnace NOPR. The current deadline for comments is June 10th. The letter requesting the extension (attached) makes several arguments as...

AGA&APGA Request for Extension of Comment Period.pdf