Illinois furnace regulations??

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      Working on a fix and flip outside of Chicago...having to (unexpectedly) put in a new furnace.  I did some searching online, but I can't seem to get 100% clarity on this, does anyone know if there is a government regulated standard efficiency rating for new furnaces in Illinois (i.e. 80% / 90%)?

     Any info. would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

Hello Chris, I have multiple rental properties in the south suburbs of Chicago. There is no regulation on the books as to what efficiency rating is to be used. You will need a license heating & air conditioning contractor to install unit.

If your are providing the heat at your expense, there are certain minimum temperature requirements by law. It's been a couple of years since I discussed this topic. At that time minimum temp. during daytime to approximately 10:00pm was 68 *, from 10:00pm to 6:00am it is 64*. The theory being provide sufficient minimum heat when people are home and awake, then reduce heating temp, while (most) people are sleeping. Hope this helps, you can always read the city's code online to verify.  Best Regards ! Dale Iurillo @ American Property Alliance Inc.

Thank you!  That is very helpful.

Contact Jane Garvey at the Chicago Creative Investors Association. Her REIA has hundreds of members. She probably has a few HVAC guys that work with landlords.

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