Quality HVACResidential HVAC
The proposed measures will:
- Align with new 2019 federal furnace fan standards by reducing the required maximum furnace and air handler fan efficacy from 0.58 watts per cubic feet per minute (W/cfm) to 0.45 W/cfm.
- Ensure the persistence of energy savings from air conditioning systems by adding a compliance option credit for fault detection and diagnosis (FDD) devices.
- Provide an alternate method to refrigerant charge verification using an improved temperature split method that can identify multiple system faults while reducing verification time.
This code change proposal includes one measure that affects mandatory requirements, one compliance option, and one alternative verification method. The measures affect single family and multifamily building types, including new construction and alterations, and apply to all climate zones.
Request for Feedback
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California Statewide Utility Codes and Standards Program
This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Gas Company, Sacramento Municipal District, and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in preparation for the California Energy Commission’s Codes and Standards Buildings Advocacy.