Clothes dryers; Quality (ICS 03.120), Test conditions and procedures in general (ICS 19.020), Laundry appliances (ICS 97.060)
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for Clothes Dryers (26 page(s), in English)
The U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE") proposes to amend the test procedures for clothes dryers to provide additional direction in response to questions from manufacturers and test laboratories. DOE also proposes amendments to specify rounding requirements for all reported values; apply consistent use of nomenclature and correct typographical errors; and remove obsolete sections of the test procedures, including appendix D. DOE also seeks feedback from interested parties on issues such as consumer usage patterns and "connected" clothes dryer features. As part of this proposal, DOE is announcing a public meeting to solicit comments and data on its proposal. DOE also welcomes comment on changes to the test procedure to ensure that the test procedure measures the energy use of the clothes dryer during a representative average use cycle or period of use, and is not unduly burdensome to conduct.