Hearth Products

THE PRODUCT:

Hearth products are gas-fired appliances that simulate a solid-fueled fireplace or provide a flame pattern.

POTENTIAL STANDARD:

There are currently no standards for hearth products. 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 hearth products. Many hearth products 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

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