May, 6th, 2019
Heatcraft has been working closely with the Department of Energy (DOE) since 2014 to ensure affected products meet upcoming January 1, 2020, and July 10, 2020, regulatory standards. We are committed to serving as a trusted voice in preparing our customers and our partners for these impending changes. The key components of our roadmap to DOE 2020 compliance are highlighted in this blog.
Advanced Planning & Research
- Heatcraft’s dedicated DOE compliance team has conducted in-depth research, comprehensive testing, and is applying product changes to the commercial refrigeration solutions we sell.
- Our product lines, including condensing units and unit coolers, will be ready for the new DOE AWEF standards going into effect in January and July of 2020.
Performance & Product Specifications
Heatcraft’s product lines of equipment, manufactured under the Bohn, Larkin, Climate Control, and Chandler brands, have been carefully designed and thoroughly tested to deliver the same reliable performance that you have come to expect from our 137 year reputation of innovation and expertise in refrigeration.
- Our products are designed to both minimize total energy footprint as well as satisfy retrofit applications.
- Model numbers will be changing to help differentiate DOE compliant equipment from equipment manufactured prior to January 1, 2020.
- Installing AWEF compliant equipment can result in reduced energy consumption and more efficient operation, subsequently lowering total cost of ownership.
- When replacing existing equipment, new equipment must be compliant after January 1, 2020, for medium temperature condensing units and self-contained units and July 10, 2020, for unit coolers and low temperature condensing units. Heatcraft will provide an equipment cross-reference list from older to new compliant models for greater efficiency during this transition.
Heatcraft Nomenclature Changes
- To simplify and streamline the ordering process for our customers, Heatcraft is adopting a new model number format designed to make managing inventory easier throughout the entire supply chain.
- A cross-reference for legacy non-DOE compliant products to new DOE compliant products will be available in several formats.
- Characters in new model numbers will make identifying factory-installed options easier.
Committed to Keeping You Informed
Stay tuned to this blog and our DOE website for the latest in DOE regulatory updates. Heatcraft will continue to release informative presentations, webinars, videos, and other online resources to help you stay ahead of all things DOE.