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Saving Energy with Efficient Residential Furnace Air Handlers: A Status Report and Program Recommendations

May 1, 2003
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The air handlers of forced air gas furnaces provide the energy to move air through the furnace (and central air conditioner), and distribute it to the rooms of a house. The amount of electricity these require varies enormously, even within size categories, but averages about 3.4% of the site energy use of the furnace, or 10% of the source energy. Improving the motor and fan systems of residential furnaces and heat pumps promises substantial, cost-effective efficiency gains.

Research Report

Saving Energy with Efficient Residential Furnace Air Handlers: A Status Report and Program Recommendations

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harvy sachs
Harvey Sachs
Visiting Fellow
Sandy Smith
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