New Furnace Requirements – In Effect!
On January 23, 2013, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved a reduction of the minimum AFUE eligibility requirement for furnaces on a statewide basis. The eligibility requirement for WARMAdvantage qualified furnaces purchased after 10/29/12 was reduced to a minimum 92% AFUE or greater and ENERGY STAR qualified. AFUE 95% + 2%e applies to units purchased on or after 7/15/12 and prior to 10/29/12. Visit ENERGY Star or the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) to confirm furnace eligibility.
Efficiency requirements have NOT changed for gas hydronic (85% AFUE or greater) or steam (82% AFUE or greater) boilers.