DOE testing in support of the ENERGY STAR program has revealed that an Electrolux Gibson air conditioner (model GAH105Q2T1) and an Equator clothes washer (model EZ 3720 CEE), both of which claimed ENERGY STAR ratings, do not meet the ENERGY STAR requirements. Specifically, the test results for the Electrolux Gibson model show that, when tested in accordance with DOE’s test procedures, it consumed 6.1 percent more energy than the Energy Star requirement. Test results for the Equator model show that it exceeds Energy Star’s water factor requirements by 12.3 percent.
Neither company disputed the DOE test results, and both reported that they are discontinuing the models at issue. DOE is referring both models to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for appropriate action with respect to the Energy Star program.