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New Service to Verify Refrigerator and Freezer Energy Claims

The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) has launched a third-party verification service to confirm volume and energy-use claims about refrigerators and freezers. Energy claims for appliances have been called into question recently thanks to a study that showed that the Energy Star label, once considered a good measure of energy performance, was susceptible to fraud and misleading energy claims (see “Energy Star Beefs Up Requirements and Enforcement,”

EBN June 2010). AHAM has been testing products since 1967 and already has verification programs for room air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and room air cleaners. More information is available at

Published September 29, 2010

Wendt, A. (2010, September 29). New Service to Verify Refrigerator and Freezer Energy Claims. Retrieved from

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