Final Rule

2015 marks a year defined by energy efficiency with the April deadline on the NAECA water heating standards, the pump industry moving toward higher efficiencies and products reaching levels of energy standards not seen until now. NAECA standards According to Rheem, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), as part of the National Appliance Energy Conservation Read more

Falls Church, Va. — The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) is pleased to have a seat among a key rulemaking group under the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC) to negotiate proposed regional federal standards for the energy efficiency requirements of residential and commercial appliances covered under the Final Furnace, Air Conditioner, and Heat Read more

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued an Order April 24 granting the unanimous motion of the parties to settle the APGA vs. DOE litigation. The Order vacates the energy conservation standards for non-weatherized gas furnaces set forth in the Direct Final Rule and remands them for notice and comment rulemaking. In addition, under the Read more

The new 2015 DOE (Department of Energy) Final Rule energy efficiency mandates will require higher Energy Factor (EF) ratings on virtually all residential gas, electric, oil and tankless gas water heaters, completely altering the water heater landscape. These changes will have an impact on how water heaters are manufactured, distributed and installed, affecting manufacturers, wholesalers Read more