The Appliance & Equipment Standards Program in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy sets performance standards for the energy efficiency of many types of consumer products and industrial equipment.

Report Violations

To report potential violations of those standards, send an email to: or call 202-287-6997. In the subject line, include the type(s) of products (e.g. central air conditioner or showerhead).  In the message, include any identifying information such as the manufacturer, brand, model number, and/or URL(s) where it is available for sale.  If you believe the model violates an applicable standard, please describe why.

The Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Enforcement investigates all complaints about potential noncompliance.  DOE will protect the identity of complainants to the maximum extent permitted by law.