PHCC Provides Input at Meetings
PHCC attended meetings last week following the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s (DOE) proposal to increase efficiency standards for residential central air conditioners and residential gas furnaces. DOE is working with a group of industry stakeholders to determine the economic benefit and technical feasibility of increasing central air conditioner efficiencies, a proposal with complex statistical modeling. Industry stakeholders are working to understand the ramifications of these modeled projections so an equitable recommendation can be made. The residential furnace group is meeting to review similar modeling in hopes of reaching a compromise position that would not eliminate the 80% efficient class of gas furnace. Both meetings are upbeat, and it is hoped that an agreement will be reached before the end of the year.