The effects of the upcoming January 1, 2020, Department of Energy (DOE) regulations will resonate across specific product lines in the refrigeration industry. These changes will shape how the products are manufactured, installed, and serviced. The overarching goal of the new DOE standards is to make the equipment more energy efficient, while being cost effective over time. In this blog we will answer important questions regarding how the new 2020 DOE standards affect unit coolers and condensing units.
One of the goals of the new Department of Energy regulations is to compel manufacturers to increase the energy efficiency of unit coolers.
Once testing and review of the newly optimized equipment has been completed, end-users should benefit from having a more cost effective and energy efficient unit.
Improving overall system efficiency for condensing units is a balancing act which requires manufacturers to find an optimal combination of changes to the compressor, condenser, head pressure control system, and fan motors inside the unit.