DOE Publishes Final Rule Correcting Residential Room Air Conditioners Standard

July 16, 2013

The Department of Energy (DOE) has published a Federal Register final rule correcting energy conservation standards for residential room air conditioners. 78 FR 42389 (July 16, 2013). This final rule corrects the direct final rule published April 21, 2011, establishing amended energy conservation standards for residential clothes dryers and room air conditioners. DOE erroneously specified the maximum cooling capacity limits for two product classes of room air conditioners without reverse cycle and with louvered sides.

  • The effective date of this rule is August 15, 2013. Compliance with the standards established for room air conditioners in the final rule is June 1, 2014.
  • All notices, public comments, public meeting transcripts, and supporting documents associated with this rulemaking are included in Docket No. EERE-2013-BT-STD-0020
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