May 28, 2010
DOE issued a Notice of Noncompliance Determination to Aspen Manufacturing finding that a variety of basic models of split-system air conditioning heat pumps do not comport with the energy conservation standards. DOE determined the product was noncompliant based on DOE testing. Aspen must immediately notify each person (or company) to whom Aspen distributed the noncompliant products that the product does not meet Federal standards. In addition, Aspen must provide to DOE documents and records showing the number of units Aspen distributed and to whom. The manufacturer and/or private labeler of the product may be subject to civil penalties.