Measured Performance of Heat Pump Clothes Dryers

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Measured Performance of Heat Pump Clothes Dryers

The DOE Building America team—Partnership for Improved Residential Construction—collaborated with Florida Power & Light from 2012 to 2015 to conduct a phased residential energy efficiency retrofit program to determine whether installing advanced residential ...

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New Appliance Labels Emphasize Energy Use

January 01, 1996

Revised Energy Guide labels are now appearing on appliances, in accordance with a July 1994 Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ruling. [continue reading]

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United States Leads in Refrigerator Efficiency

Author: Alan Meier
January 01, 1996

Japan recently adopted the International Standards Organization (ISO) energy test procedure for measuring the energy use of its refrigerators. This is a closed-door, constant temperature test, similar to that used by the U.S. Department of Energy. Now it is easier to compare the energy use of Japanese, European, and U.S. refrigerators. [continue reading]

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Remodeling Kitchens: A Smorgasbord of Energy Savings

September 01, 1995

The kitchen represents a concentration of household energy use--anywhere from 20% to 40% of a home's consumption. [continue reading]

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Carbon Monoxide from Ovens: A Serious IAQ Problem

September 01, 1995

Traditionally, few people have considered gas ovens to be a major source of carbon monoxide (CO), even though all their exhaust products are often vented directly into the indoor air of a residence. Yet unvented space heaters with a similar output of combustion gases have been banned in many states because of indoor air quality (IAQ) dangers inherent in their use. [continue reading]

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Defrosting Refrigerator Data

May 01, 1995

We now have a better idea of the energy use of older refrigerators, thanks to utility programs nationwide that pick up second refrigerators. [continue reading]

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If a Spare Fridge Is Running, Edison Wants to Catch It

Author: Ted Rieger
January 01, 1995

In what's believed to be the largest program of its kind, Southern California Edison has caught and stopped 47,000 running refrigerators as of October 1994. [continue reading]

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