Packagedterminal air conditioners (PTACs) and packaged terminal heat pumps (PTHPs);Air conditioning machines, comprising a motor-driven fan and elements for changing thetemperature and humidity, including those machines in which the humidity cannot beseparately regulated. (HS 8415), -- Compression type units whose condensers are heatexchangers (HS 841861); Environmental protection (ICS 13.020), Ventilators. Fans. Air-conditioners (ICS 23.120),Heat pumps (ICS 27.080).
Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps
The U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE") is undertaking the preliminary stages of a rulemaking to consider amendments to the test procedures for Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners ("PTACs") and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps ("PTHPs"). Through this request for information ("RFI"), DOE seeks data and information regarding issues pertinent to whether amended test procedures would more accurately or fully comply with the requirement that the test procedure produces results that measure energy use during a representative average use cycle for the equipment without being unduly burdensome to conduct, or reduce testing burden. DOE welcomes written comments from the public on any subject within the scope of this document (including topics not raised in this RFI), as well as the submission of data and other relevant information.