Residential Furnace Fan Test Procedure

Friday, January 03, 2014

On January 3, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule regarding test procedures for residential furnace fans. DOE issued a final rule to establish test procedures for measuring the electrical consumption for electrically powered devices used in weatherized and non-weatherized gas, oil, and electric furnaces and modular blowers to circulate air through ductwork.

On May 15, 2012, DOE had issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) to initiate the rulemaking to establish test procedures for residential furnace fans. On April 2, 2013 DOE issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR) to address interested party comments received on the NOPR.