EMA Opposes EPA’s Plan to Eliminate Fuel-Fired Heating Appliances from the Energy Star Program


Recently, EMA submitted comments on EPA’s controversial proposal to eliminate residential fuel-fired boilers from the ENERGY STAR rating program. The EPA notice said the agency will not accept new fuel fired boilers into the Energy Star program after December 31, 2024. The phaseout would leave only residential electric heating and cooling appliances with the coveted Energy Star rating that consumers rely on to make informed purchasing decisions. EMA opposes the short-term phaseout of fuel-fired boilers from the Energy Star Program because it eliminates consumer choice and significantly advances the move to electrification of residential heating appliances. CLICK HERE to read EMA’s comments.

The ENERGY STAR program is a voluntary labeling program where the EPA sets energy efficiency specifications for appliances. Manufacturers that meet EPA’s efficiency standards are eligible to display the ENERGY STAR logo on their appliances. In turn, consumers and businesses who want to save energy and money can look for the ENERGY STAR label when making buying decisions. EMA is part of an industry wide coalition working together to oppose the EPA’s phaseout plan using both regulatory and Congressional resources.