The current Biden administration is allegedly willing to let individuals suffer from extreme cold temperatures in order to uphold their ambitious climate change agenda. The administration is on the verge of implementing new regulations that will impose strict limitations on the types of furnaces homeowners can purchase in the future, thereby making such purchases more costly.
These regulations were initially suggested by the Department of Energy (DOE) in June 2022 and may be officially established within the upcoming weeks. This information was first reported by Fox News, who provided comprehensive details on the proposed regulations.
According to the suggested regulations, the Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing that furnaces must reach an annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) of 95% by 2029. This requirement implies that manufacturers would only be permitted to sell furnaces that can convert a minimum of 95% of fuel into heat within the next six years. Currently, the standard AFUE for residential furnaces in the market is 80%.
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As a result of these regulations, non-condensing gas furnaces would no longer be available in the market due to their inability to meet the AFUE requirements. Consumers who choose to replace their non-condensing furnaces with condensing ones would potentially encounter installation costs that could be prohibitively expensive, as highlighted by the network.
Richard Meyer, the vice president of energy markets, analysis, and standards at the American Gas Association (AGA), expressed significant concerns regarding the proposed rule.
There are complex reasons why this rule is causing alarm. It primarily relates to the challenges consumers will face in complying with the new efficiency standard. In many instances, they would need to install new equipment to vent gas out of their homes. While some households already have higher efficiency or condensing units, many do not. Consequently, the rule would necessitate costly retrofits for numerous consumers, which can be financially burdensome.
According to Fox News, the new proposals could potentially lead to the prohibition of approximately 60% of existing residential furnaces in the market. Due to the combined expenses of acquiring new equipment and furnaces, a considerable number of Americans may be unable to afford the necessary upgrades, putting them at risk of facing extremely cold temperatures and potential harm.
This is the latest development in the ongoing efforts of the current administration to fundamentally change our way of life. Back in February, Cristina Laila of The Gateway Pundit reported that federal authorities were contemplating a complete prohibition on gas stoves in the United States.
Subsequently, Biden officials attempted to downplay the national outcry by employing evasive tactics, but in March, they reluctantly admitted that they aimed to ban certain gas stoves. Following the signals from the administration, New York became the first state to ban gas stoves in late April.
In May, the Biden administration released stringent regulations that significantly reduce water and energy consumption limits for dishwashers, going below the current levels. These rules have the potential to negatively impact ordinary Americans, leading to suffering and even loss of life. However, wealthy elites are likely to remain unaffected, illustrating a disparity where rules seem to apply only to the general public.