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DOE proposes changes to furnace standards

Sept. 6, 2016—Department of Energy (DOE) finally proposed a new minimum-efficiency standard for gas furnaces, its first since 1992, and our prediction about the shape of the standard proved to be on the mark.

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Boil it down

Combination, or combi, boilers are among the fastest growing products in the heating-equipment segment—as much as 10 times more in demand than they were 5 years ago. 

A tankless job

As evidenced at the 2017 International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition that was held earlier this year, nearly all of the manufacturers of tankless, or instantaneous, water heaters redesigned their products, so they facilitate a water-line connection that’s at the top of a unit in addition to a connection that’s at the bottom of it.

Boiling point

Homeowners who purchase a newer high-efficiency boiler to replace an older boiler undoubtedly reap the benefits immediately via a lower home-heating bill.

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