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Changes to Energy Test Procedures for Clothes Dryers Under Consideration

The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking input from interested parties by 23 September on a proposal to amend the current energy test procedures for clothes dryers to provide additional direction in response to questions from manufacturers and test laboratories. The DOE is also proposing 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.

Moreover, the agency is seeking feedback on issues such as consumer usage patterns and ‘‘connected’’ clothes dryer features. The DOE also welcomes input on changes to the test procedures to ensure that they measure the energy use of the clothes dryer during a representative average use cycle or period of use and are not unduly burdensome to conduct. The DOE will hold a public meeting on this proposal if one is requested by 6 August.

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