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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​For Immediate Release:
March 31, 2021    

Office of The Attorney General
Gurbir S. Grewal, Attorney General

Division of Consumer Affairs
Kaitlin A. Caruso, Acting Director
​​​​ For Further Information Contact:
Gema de las Heras (973) 220-7740

Proposed Regulation – Board of Examiners of Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors


NEWARK – The Board of Examiners of Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors has proposed a new rule which recognizes that licensed master heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) contractors are authorized to install and wire in-duct smoke detectors which are connected to HVACR equipment or a remote station.

The purpose of an in-duct smoke detector is to shut down an air conditioning and/or furnace unit in the event of smoke detection, thereby preventing the system from distributing smoke throughout the building. The installation and wiring of in-duct smoke detectors has historically been performed by master HVACR contractors and the proposed new rule recognizes that this is within the scope of practice of licensed master HVACR contractors. 

The proposed amendments, and information on how to submit a comment by May 14, 2021, can be viewed here.

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