WASHINGTON, DC — The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers has announced its support for a national energy conservation standard that would reinforce “the need to continue treating indoor air quality as a health issue,” said AHAM, the trade association representing manufacturers of major home appliances.
“The three years of the pandemic and the recent surge in flu and other infections are stark reminders of the need to keep clean air accessible and affordable for homes,” said AHAM, announcing its support for S. 5258, proposed legislation that would give the U.S. Senate “a unique opportunity to take an important step forward on both energy and health.”
“Air cleaner manufacturers are currently facing the challenge of complying with multiple, differing state standards,” the Washington, DC-based AHAM said. “Without a national standard, manufacturers may be forced to remove many models in states that have established their own standards.
“A national standard will result in broader energy savings and give manufacturers the certainty they need to keep a wide variety of air cleaners available,” AHAM added.