2011 May 17: To EPA: To be or not to be that is the question. Dirty or clean! RE: Phase II OWB efficiency statistics taken down, but other information left on site
How can you take one column out and leave the other lies? If that column is questionable then certainly the others are as well.
A lot of folks count on what the EPA states and this is kind of like the shell game. At least put the statement in Red or Highlight it and leave the columns blank until you figure out who is on first.
Patio & Hydronic Industry ONE, EPA inept or on the
Sincerely tired of breathing this crap.
Lists of Cleaner Appliances
Below is the Phase 2 list of cleaner burning hydronic heaters that qualify for EPA’s Hydronic Heater program*. Phase 2 units have a white tag and are about 90 percent cleaner than unqualified units. EPA’s Phase 1 models are no longer considered “qualified” under the Program after March 31, 2010. Use of permanent labels and hang tags for these models must be discontinued on units manufactured after that date. You can find Phase 1 archived here.
* The wood-burning appliances that are “qualified” under the EPA’s Voluntary Hydronic Heater and Fireplace Programs are not “certified” per EPA’s Wood Heater New Source Performance Standard. Contact your state or local air quality agency for clarification on the type of wood-burning appliances, if any, that may legally be installed in your area
Please Note Energy efficiency numbers that have been calculated using the current test procedure are generating numbers that do not represent actual efficiencies. As such, we have taken down the efficiency column from this web site. Please bear with us while we review this issue.