Energy Star Labeled Product Specifications for Appliances
Below are the old, current and future criteria for the NAECA federal minimum efficiency standard and the Energy Star programs for Clothes Washers, Dishwashers, Refrigerators and Air Conditioners. For more Information, visit www.energystar.gov.
The energy efficiency of qualified clothes washers was slightly modified beginning January 1, 2001, changing from an energy factor (EF) to a modified energy factor (MEF). MEF is a new equation for Energy Factor that takes into account the amount of dryer energy used to remove the remaining moisture content. The MEF of 1.26 is very similar to the Energy Factor of 2.5, and so only a few products will be affected.