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Sandy Victims Face Costly Energy Regulations as They Rebuild

27th November 2012

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My, what a surprise! Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

As New Jersey residents without heat try to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy, new federal energy standards regarding furnaces will force them to pay thousands of dollars more to buy furnaces that are compliant.

The new rules require those purchasing furnaces after May 1 must buy “energy-efficient natural gas furnaces,” which will cost residents in New Jersey thousands of dollars; in addition to the cost of the furnace, it “must be vented directly to an outside wall rather than through the chimney, which can increase installation costs dramatically,” according to home contractors.

And the Blue States discover that the chickens do eventually come home to roost.

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