Potential energy savings in residential oil-fired heating systems in the U.S.

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) approved new heating equipment standards for residential furnaces and boilers. The new standards increase the minimum natural gas furnace efficiency level to 80 percent as opposed to the current 78 percent AFUE.Oil-fired condensing boilers are uncommon in the U.S.

for several reasons related to lower latent heat potential, and potential for greater fouling with conventional fuel oil.

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