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New federal law may
make replacing your
furnace much costlier

The Record [Hackensack, NJ], by James M. O´Neill

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Posted By:Ribicon, 11/24/2012 12:13:31 AM

Replacing an aging furnace could cost homeowners thousands of dollars more after May 1, when new federal energy efficiency standards take effect for northern states, including New Jersey. The new energy-efficient natural gas furnaces aren’t that much more expensive themselves, but they must be vented directly to an outside wall rather than through the chimney, which can increase installation costs dramatically, home heating contractors say. The new rules will not affect homeowners with gas-burning boilers that heat water for radiator systems. But the bulk of homeowners in North Jersey will be affected, since up to 80 percent of homes

Comments:
Article says these Department of Energy feelgood laws are thanks to the 2007 US Congress, which allowed formulation of regional efficiency guidelines. (No presidential "veto" pen in evidence.)

Similar "green" millstones are set to detonate in heat pump and AC systems in Southern states.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 11/24/2012 12:24:07 AM     (No. 9031269)

The govn just can`t leave us alone....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: smcchk, 11/24/2012 12:30:26 AM     (No. 9031276)

Polls consistently show that folks want the government to stay out of their lives and then they vote for Democrats. What goes through their heads?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Country Boy, 11/24/2012 1:07:10 AM     (No. 9031291)

Idiotic talk about conserving energy.

Meanwhile the entire Northeast U.S. (especially NJ) has so much firewood on the ground that nobody will even pick it up.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: rtwngprof, 11/24/2012 1:23:55 AM     (No. 9031296)

I suppose they´ll say that the interstate commerce clause allows the federal government to tell me what kind of a furnace I have to buy.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 11/24/2012 1:27:16 AM     (No. 9031297)

Note the following FTA:

Similar improvements in energy efficiency are set to go into effect for heat pumps and air conditioning systems in Southern states.

Rats.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Fosterdad, 11/24/2012 2:07:59 AM     (No. 9031314)

They´re just now requiring furnaces with 90% efficiency? I got a new furnace in 2004 and it was 92% efficient.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: losgatos, 11/24/2012 2:38:14 AM     (No. 9031331)

I guess dem voters will be in trouble when they have no job and have to replace a furnace. Perhaps they can get some money from Obama´s stash to add to their unemployment check and food stamps.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: kanphil, 11/24/2012 2:39:04 AM     (No. 9031332)

EVERY Federal Law makes things more expensive!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 11/24/2012 7:22:01 AM     (No. 9031453)

You voted for him, now you pay the piper!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: navybrat, 11/24/2012 8:40:09 AM     (No. 9031570)

Not only are applicances more expensive, they don´t last as long. My family had a 1950´s refrigerator that is still out in garage. I am on my second refrigerator in 14 years. I have replaced the AC unit twice since living in this house and I do not buy bottom of the line or go with fly-by-night companies.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 11/24/2012 9:20:27 AM     (No. 9031646)

One reason fridges don´t last as long now is because they changed the metal they use in the coolant coils. Not as sturdy, and all it takes is a microscopic pinhole and the whole fridge is toast. This is what an appliance repairman told me.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 11/24/2012 12:30:23 PM     (No. 9031941)

The Federal government has no business in the "efficiency" business. Let the market decide.

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