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ACCA Publishes New ComforTool On What Happened To Regional Standards Requirements For FurnacesSubscribe to RSS feed

ACCA, the nation's largest association of indoor environmental systems professionals, has published its latest ComforTool for ACCA members to help educate customers. The newest addition to this series of fliers, "What Happened To The High Efficiency Furnace Rules?" explains why contractors in 30 northern states can continue to install furnaces with an AFUE rating below 90% after May 1, 2013, even though there are standards in place that prohibit it.
ComforTools are provided to ACCA members at no cost and cover a variety of topics related to HVACR businesses including design, installation, regulatory issues, business practices, and incentives.
"Until April 5 when the Department of Energy released a statement saying they would not enforce the standards, contractors had to continue to work under the assumption that the furnace rules were going to go into effect in May," said Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA president & CEO. "We have heard from many contractors that their customers are feeling deceived, because they were told that to save money they would need to replace their unit before May 1 and now this is not true. We created this new ComforTool to help our members explain to their customers what happened, that they were not lied to, and that as professional contractors they are trying to help their customers make the best decisions to meet their comfort needs."
ACCA members can download this new ComforTool, and any of the other ComforTools in the library, for free at