NEFI, OMA Support Energy Star’s Draft Furnace Specs

The National Energy & Fuel Institute (NEFI) and Oilheat Manufacturers Association (OMA) said they endorsed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s draft Energy Star Furnace Specification that incentivizes high-efficiency, biofuel compatible furnaces.

“The fact that the EPA decided to keep oil (liquid fuel) systems in ENERGY STAR at all is a major win,” NEFI said in the May 21 issue of its newsletter, NEFI Energy Online News. “Rather than cut oil furnaces from the program as initially proposed last year, the EPA suggests increasing the minimum efficiency from 85 to 87 AFUE. What’s more, the agency has embraced NEFI and OMA’s suggestion that the ENERGY STAR specification be linked to biofuel compatibility, not unlike the home efficiency tax credit in the Inflation Reduction Act.”

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