Hearth Products



Department of Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) has proposed to define a hearth product as a gas-fired appliance that may or may not provide space heating directly to the space in which it is installed and which provides an aesthetic appeal by simulating a solid-fueled fireplace.

Ongoing Rulemakings
Energy Conservation Standards for Hearth Products

Summary: DOE is conducting a rulemaking to analyze potential energy conservation standards for hearth products. DOE is developing this rulemaking concurrent with its coverage determination for these products.

Type of Regulation: Energy Conservation Standard

Rulemaking Link: Rulemaking Webpage

Docket ID: EERE-2014-BT-STD-0036

UPDATES:

  • Posted: April 13, 2015 — Notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR); extension of public comment period.
  • Posted: February 23, 2015 — NOPR and announcement of public meeting; Correction.
  • Posted: February 9, 2015 — NOPR and announcement of public meeting.

Comment Period Close Date: Closed

Where to Comment: EERE-2014-BT-STD-0036

AHRI Comments to Previous Stages of Rulemaking:

  • 2015-5-11 — AHRI Comments on 2015-02-09 Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products: Energy Conservation Standards for Hearth Products.
  • 2015-03-23 — Transcript: U. S. Department of Energy Public Meeting NOPR For Hearth Products Standards Meeting.

Staff Contact: Shannon Corcoran


Determination of Hearth Products as a Covered Consumer Product

Summary: DOE has tentatively determined that hearth products qualify as a covered product under part A of title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended. More specifically, DOE has tentatively determined that hearth products meet the criteria for covered products because classifying products of such type as covered products is necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of EPCA (which is to improve the efficiency of covered consumer products to conserve the energy resources of the Nation) and the average annual U.S. household energy use for hearth products is likely to exceed 100 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year.

Type of Regulation: Energy Conservation Standard

Rulemaking Link: Rulemaking Webpage

Docket ID: EERE-2013-BT-DET-0057

UPDATES:

Comment Period Close Date: Closed

Where to Comment: EERE-2013-BT-DET-0057

AHRI Comments to Previous Stages of Rulemaking:

  • 2014-01-30 — AHRI comment response to the published Determination in 2013-12-31 Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products

Staff Contact: Shannon Corcoran




Future Regulations

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Current Efficiency Standards

Currently there are no energy conservation standards for hearth products


Standard Level

DOE recently proposed energy conservation standards for hearth products. For more information, please see the standards rulemaking webpage.

Current Standards: N/A


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Current Test Procedures

There currently are no test procedures for hearth products. As part of the current energy conservation standards rulemaking, DOE will determine whether a test procedure is required for hearth products. For more information, please see the standards rulemaking webpage.




EPA Energy Star

Not currently an Energy Star certified product.


Current Product Specifications:

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In Development:

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Applying for Energy Star:

To qualify a new product, contact an EPA-recognized Certification Body (CB) to have the product's performance certified. A list of EPA-recognized CBs, as well as an overview of EPA's third-party certification procedures, is available at Third-Party Certification. AHRI is an EPA-recognized CB. Email AHRICert_EnergyStar@ahrinet.org for more information.


More Information:

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