WASHINGTON, DC – AHAM The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, the trade group representing most of the nation’s major home appliance suppliers, is applauded the U.S. Dept. of Energy for its publication of energy conservation standards for refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers “that reduce energy use and allow home appliance manufacturers to continue offering a range of energy-efficient products with the features consumers depend on in every home, every day.”
The Washington, DC-based AHAM said that the new standards, set to take effect in January 2030, will reduce the energy use in new refrigerators by approximately 10 to 15%, depending on product type. The energy levels in the standards were recommended by a diverse group of stakeholders, including home appliance manufacturers, consumer groups, energy efficiency supporters and environmental advocates.
“AHAM appreciates the consideration DOE gave to the stakeholders’ recommendations in developing an achievable standard that allows sufficient time for manufacturers to develop the innovations necessary to meet the new requirements,” the trade association said. “The home appliance industry, which has played a critical role in pursuing innovations that enhance household energy efficiency, will continue working to find new ways to approach regulations that preserve historic efficiency gains while advancing innovation.”