The General Counsel’s enforcement office settled an enforcement action against Friedrich Air Conditioning Company for $1,494,626.25, for the distribution of room air conditioners that failed to meet federal minimum standards for energy efficiency. Room air conditioners must meet minimum efficiency standards to be sold in the U.S.,a nd manufacturers are responsible for the efficiency of the products that they make and sell.
DOE found that Friedrich’s room air conditioner model SQ10N10 consumed more energy than permitted under the applicable standard. Friedrich ceased manufacturing and distributing the model and has notified purchasers about the product’s noncompliance.
Documents related to standards violations are available here.