Additional Time for Input on Proposed Changes to Energy Test Procedures for Refrigeration Products
25 February 2020
The U.S. Department of Energy has extended from 21 February to 6 April the deadline for public input on a proposal to amend the energy test procedures for consumer refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, freezers and miscellaneous refrigeration products to define the term “compartment” and revise the method for including the energy use of automatic icemakers and certain other energy-using functions. Additionally, the DOE is proposing to adjust the standards for these products to ensure that the proposed change in test methodology does not require manufacturers to increase the efficiency of already compliant products or allow previously non-compliant products to meet the current energy conservation standard.
- Electronics & Electrical Appliances
- North America