Gas fireplaces

THE PRODUCT:

Gas fireplaces (also known as hearth products) are gas-fired appliances that simulate a solid-fueled fireplace or provide a flame pattern. Gas fireplaces can be for heating or decorative purposes. 

POTENTIAL STANDARD:

There are currently no standards for gas fireplaces. In 2015, DOE proposed a design standard that would prohibit the use of standing pilot lights.

KEY FACTS:

DOE estimates that standing pilot lights represent about 40% of the total energy consumption of gas fireplaces. Many gas fireplaces already use electronic ignition—similar to what is used on gas ranges and ovens—eliminating the need for wasteful standing pilot lights.

Timeline

Federal Date States
2023 NV Standard Effective
2021 NV Standard Adopted

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