DOE seeks input on residential ac standards
USA: The US Department of Energy has begun the process of determining whether current US energy conservation standards for residential central air conditioner and heat pumps need amending.
Under US energy conservation laws, the DOE must revisit existing standards for residential central air conditioner and heat pump products and decide whether or not amendments need to be made by June 6, 2017. Product types covered include split systems, single packages, small duct high velocity systems and other space-constrained units.
As part of this process, the DOE seeks comment from interested parties to help determine whether amended standards for residential central air conditioner and heat pump products would result in a significant amount of additional energy savings and whether those standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified.
The DOE has identified a variety of questions that it would like to receive input on to aid in the development of the technical and economic analyses regarding whether new standards for residential central air conditioners and heat pumps may be warranted.
Further details from the Federal Register website.
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