This spring, the Department of Energy (DOE) and the American Public Gas Association (APGA) reached a settlement agreement on the implementation of the Federal Regional Efficiency Standards, which will go into effect January 1, 2015 for air conditioners and heat pumps (split system and packaged). The regional furnace efficiency standards, which were originally scheduled for implementation in May 2013, were vacated as part of the DOE/APGA settlement agreement and are currently being reconsidered. These new standards can be complicated, as they affect contractors, distributors and manufacturers in different ways depending on geographic area and equipment type.
January 2015 may seem like it’s far off, but it will be here before you know it. And, we want to ensure you are ready for the Regional Efficiency Standards. Here, we’ll talk about some of the frequently-asked questions regarding the regional standards to help you prepare. The following is our interpretation of the 2015 Regional Efficiency Standards, based on information released by the DOE. Click Here for more information.