Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers, and Freezers Test Procedures

Thursday, April 10, 2014

On April 10, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a pre-publication Federal Register  final rule regarding test procedures for refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers. This final rule amends the test procedure that will be required for the testing of these products starting on September 15, 2014. The amendments include test procedures for products with multiple compressors and an alternative method for measuring and calculating energy consumption for refrigerator-freezers and refrigerators with freezer compartments. DOE is also amending certain aspects of the test procedure in order to ensure better test accuracy and repeatability.