This Decision and Order considers Applications for Exception filed by SpacePak and Unico, Inc. (Unico), seeking exception relief from the provisions of in C.F.R. Part 430,
pertaining to energy conservation standards for central air conditioners and heat pumps (Air Conditioner Standards). SpacePak and Unico are manufacturers of small
duct, high velocity (SDHV) air conditioning equipment. In their exception requests, SpacePak and Unico assert that they will suffer a serious hardship and an unfair
distribution of burdens if forced to comply with the 13 SEER energy efficiency standard effective January 2006, 10 C.F.R. § 430.32(c). If their Applications for Exception were
granted, the firms would receive exception relief from the revised standard. As set forth in this Decision and Order, we have concluded that the Applications for Exception
should be granted.