(FixThisNation.com) – The U.S. The Department of Energy (DOE) is once again against introducing new requirements for electronic devices, this time looking to make ceiling fans even more energy efficient.
President Biden has set it as one of the goals of his administration to help the nation transition towards green energy as they attempt to combat climate change. Since the start of the administration, they have been passing laws, such as the Inflation Reduction Act, which are predominantly focused on helping the nation make a transition toward green energy. As part of their smaller steps to help increase energy efficiency and reduce the U.S.’ carbon footprint they have also introduced a number of regulations for dishwashers and gas stoves.
In a new proposal, the DOE is considering possible changes to ceiling fans that could help make them more efficient. The proposed rule was first published on June 22 and it notes that the new energy conservation standards could help lead to big energy savings.
The new standards would have an effect on most ceiling fans, including those used in households. However, even if the proposed standards are successfully introduced they are not going to go into effect until 2028. They would also provide Americans with much more energy-efficient energy options while also helping save a total of $369 per year for taxpayers. Other positive effects include the reduction of harmful air pollution.
If the standard ends up being implemented then ceiling fan owners could save around $16.69 over the lifespan of the ceiling fan by switching to a more energy-efficient option.
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