Standards and support that mature with the industry.

The safe performance of heating and ventilation equipment is critical to both residential and commercial applications. In addition to a history of expertise in the broader HVAC industry, UL remains aware of changes, challenges and requirements that impact our customers in the heating and ventilation space. As evidence of UL’s commitment, we have built state-of-the-art testing laboratories in the USA, Canada, and Europe in the last few years. Through partnerships and relationships with organizations such as The Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), the American Boiler Manufacturers Association (ABMA), South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), the Home Ventilator Institute (HVI), and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), we work toward a safer, greener, and more informed world.

As the importance of energy efficiency continues to grow in both the U.S. and Canada, implementation of increased regulations and a transition from Category 1 traditional vented gas appliances to condensing appliances (in some applications), manufacturers must remain aware of changing requirements. UL understands the need to evolve with the industry and continues to help manufacturers find success by helping to reduce time to market and ensure compliance. Our combustion and hydronic appliances testing laboratory in Newton, IA has been designed with the new US Department of Energy (DOE) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) test procedures in mind for furnaces, boilers, and water heaters.

To ensure you have a partner to assist you in air quality regulations, our fuel burning laboratory in Toronto has recently entered the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) laboratory approval program for nitrous oxide (NOx) testing of gas furnaces, boilers, and water heaters.

Evolving with Industry Needs

We‘re regularly enhancing applicable standards to allow companies to meet evolving technology, manufacturing, and design demands. Additionally, we are actively working with the industry to determine the applicability of ventilation standards for products already meeting gas appliance standards.

Whether your product(s) fit perfectly inside an existing standard or seem to stretch outside of the textbook example, UL technical experts can work with you to understand your needs and help instill confidence before going to market.