Measure Guideline: High Efficiency Natural Gas Furnaces

Stacey Rothgeb, Stacey Rothgeb (NREL Technical Monitor)

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


This Measure Guideline covers installation of high-efficiency gas furnaces. Topics covered include when to install a high-efficiency gas furnace as a retrofit measure, how to identify and address risks, and the steps to be used in the selection and installation process. The guideline is written for Building America practitioners and HVAC contractors and installers. It includes a compilation ofinformation provided by manufacturers, researchers, and the Department of Energy as well as recent research results from the Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit (PARR) Building America team.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages41
StatePublished - 2012

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Partnership for Advanced Residential Retrofit (PARR)

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5500-55493

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102012-3684


  • annual fuel utilization efficiency
  • Building America
  • high static pressure
  • high-efficiency furnace
  • installation checklist
  • natural gas furnace
  • one stage furnace
  • Parr
  • part-load efficiency
  • residential
  • step modulating furnace
  • two stage furnace


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