The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Enforcement issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Haier America Trading, L.L.C., regarding Haier compact chest freezer model number HNCM070, which is manufactured in China. DOE tested four units of the freezer and determined that the units consumed energy at the rates of 363, 341, 352, and 387 kWh/yr, exceeding the federal limit by an average of 32 percent.
The Office of Enforcement also issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Goodman Manufacturing regarding commercial package central air conditioner model CPC180XXX3BXXXAA. The federal energy conservation standard requires that commercial package central air conditioners operate at an Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) of 11 or greater. DOE enforcement testing revealed that the Goodman model operates at an EER of 9.7, or about 12 percent less efficient than required under federal law.
The companies must immediately cease distribution of the noncompliant products and may face civil penalties.