Consumer water heaters and residential-duty commercial water heaters; Electric instantaneous or storage water heaters and immersion heaters; electric space heating apparatus and soil heating apparatus; electro-thermic hair-dressing apparatus, e.g. hair dryers, hair curlers and curling tong heaters, and hand dryers; electric smoothing irons; other electro-thermic appliances of a kind used for domestic purposes; electric heating resistors (other than those of heading 8545); parts thereof (HS 8516); Quality (ICS 03.120), Environmental protection (ICS 13.020), Test conditions and procedures in general (ICS 19.020), Installations in buildings (ICS 91.140), Domestic, commercial and industrial heating appliances (ICS 97.100)
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedure for Consumer Water Heaters and Residential-Duty Commercial Water Heaters (61 page(s), in English)
Notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comment - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to amend the test procedure for consumer water heaters and residential-duty commercial water heaters to update the procedure to the latest versions of the industry standards that are incorporated by reference and to consider
procedures that are included in a draft industry standard, which is not currently incorporated by reference. DOE also proposes to interpret the statutory definition of consumer water heater to cover larger capacity heat pump type units as commercial equipment and proposes several new definitions for water heaters that cannot be appropriately tested with the current DOE test procedure, along with test methods to test these products. DOE is seeking comment from interested parties on the proposals.