heating systemWe are here to discuss with you the heating industry from your local St Louis American Services Commercial HVAC near Fenton MO.  On Dec. 3, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a comprehensive 275-page energy bill with intentions to update the infrastructure of this country’s energy usage.  This was designed, according to the HVAC industry, with the idea of bolstering the energy and manufacturing workplace in mind and increasing “America’s energy security and diplomacy”, promoting efficiency and accountability by the government.  It went to the Senate on Dec.7, then onto the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

From a heating and cooling perspective and within this topic of writing, the subject is rather interesting and worth exploring in this and subsequent posts by American Services Heating near Fenton.  “It started off as an attempt to be bipartisan and, for the most part, was consensus-based,” said Charlie McCrudden, senior vice president of government relations for ACCA.  Like so many other political beginnings, it was pretty spot on, then as it traveled through the committee and finally to the House floor it was riddled with amendments that are being referred to as “controversial” or “political” in nature…no longer true to their goal in the first place.

So, this bill, known as HR 8 is being opposed on many different levels by heating and cooling experts and the following is being reported as it pertains to the current status of the situation, “While HR 8 does contain some appealing provisions for HVACR industry stakeholders, including a fix for the contentious 92 percent AFUE proposed furnace rule, many stakeholders are more concerned about language in the bill that threatens to reduce the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) role in helping to create and promote model building energy codes across the U.S.”