ASHRAE 62.2 Committee Moves to Ban Vent-Free Products

The ASHRAE Board of Directors approved Addendum ‘j’ for publication in Standard 62.2, Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Residential Buildings, during its October 14th meeting. Recall that Addendum ‘j’ prohibits unvented combustion space heaters in ASHRAE-compliant homes, effectively banning all vent-free hearth appliances if a jurisdiction adopts these provisions of the ASHRAE standards in the future.

Unresolved commentators such as HPBA have the right to appeal the Board’s decision and HPBA intends to do so. For more information, please contact Eric Adair