Direct Heating Equipment

THE PRODUCT:

Direct heating equipment refers to gas wall heaters, floor heaters, and room heaters. Unlike gas furnaces, direct heating products do not use ducts to move heated air throughout a home, but rather provide heat directly to the area where they are installed.

THE STANDARD:

DOE finalized the current standards for direct heating equipment in 2010, and they took effect in 2013. The standards specify minimum annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) levels, which vary depending on the specific type of product and heating capacity.

In 2016, DOE published a determination where they found that more stringent standards for direct heating equipment would not be economically justified.

KEY FACTS:

Direct heating products are primarily sold as replacement units? 

Projected Savings

Direct Heating Equipment standards of 2016
Savings through what year?:
Energy saved (quads):
CO2 savings (million metric tons):
Net present value savings ($billion) 3% discount rate:
Net present value savings ($billion) 7% discount rate:

Timeline

Federal Date States
Potential Effective Date of Updated Standard 2024
Potential Effective Date of Updated Standard 2024
Updated DOE Standard Due 2021
Updated DOE Standard Due 2021
3rd Federal Standard Adopted (DOE) 2016
2nd Federal Standard Effective 2013
Test Procedure - Last Revised - Standby/Off Mode 2012
2nd Federal Standard Adopted (DOE) 2010
Test Procedure - Last Revised - Active Mode 1997
1st Federal Standard Effective 1990
1st Federal Standard Adopted (Congress) 1987
NAECA Initial Federal Legislation Enacted 1987

Timeline reflects state standards from 2001 to present; federal standards from inception to present.