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DOE Finalizes Regional Standards Enforcement

DOE Finalizes Regional Standards Enforcement

by HVAC Distributors

Air conditioner installation regional standarts

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication of its finalized enforcement plan for the Regional Standard on central & single packaged air conditioners. At this time, there are no published enforcement standards for heat pumps.

Once the final rule is published, you will have 30 days to comply with the enforcement plan. The plan is listed below. Please note, the dates are tentative, pending publication of the Final Rule of the Enforcement Plan in the Federal Register.

As a contractor, if you are installing split system or package air conditioning product in the Southeast or Southwest region, effective around July 11, 2016, you will need to ensure that you are maintaining the following information about the units:

  • Manufacturer
  • Model Number
  • Serial Number
  • Date unit was purchased
  • Contact information from whom the unit was purchased (distributor contact info)
  • Date the unit was sold
  • Contact information of the purchaser (name/ address/ phone number of the homeowner)
  • Delivery address (if applicable/different from the purchaser’s contact info)
  • Installation location and contact information (name & address where the unit was installed)

You will need to maintain this information for 4 years.

For further information on DOE Regional Standards, click here.