7.8001.1 Refrigerator and Freezer Replacement

Topic: 
Plug Load
Subtopic: 
Refrigerators/Freezers
Desired Outcome: 
A more energy efficient appliance installed
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TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
7.8001.1a
Selection

Appliance shall be ENERGY STARĀ® qualified or at least as energy efficient

Appliance will fit in the available space without blocking access to light switches, cabinets, etc.

Appliance will carry a minimum one-year warranty that will provide a replacement appliance if repeated issues relating to health, safety, or performance occur

Energy efficient appliance installed

7.8001.1b
Installation

Appliance will be installed in accordance with manufacturer specifications and local codes

Any penetrations to the exterior of the home created by the installation of the appliance will be sealed

Energy-related appliance controls will be demonstrated to the occupant

Specific information on the proper maintenance of the equipment will be provided to the occupant

Warranty information, operation manuals, and installer contact information will be provided to the occupant

Achieve intended appliance function

Preserve food at low energy use

Educate occupant on how to operate and maintain the appliance

7.8001.1c
Decommissioning

Appliances replaced by new units will be recycled or disposed of in accordance with federal, state, or local regulations

Appliances infested with pests will be enclosed before moving

Prevent reuse of inefficient equipment and components

Protect the environment

Protect worker safety

TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
7.8001.1a
Selection

Appliance shall be ENERGY STARĀ® qualified or at least as energy efficient

Appliance will fit in the available space without blocking access to light switches, cabinets, etc.

Appliance will carry a minimum one-year warranty that will provide a replacement appliance if repeated issues relating to health, safety, or performance occur

Ensure occupant satisfaction with appliance

7.8001.1b
Installation

Appliance will be installed in accordance with manufacturer specifications and local codes

Any penetrations to the exterior of the home created by the installation of the appliance will be sealed

Energy-related appliance controls will be demonstrated to the occupant

Specific information on the proper maintenance of the equipment will be provided to the occupant

Warranty information, operation manuals, and installer contact information will be provided to the occupant

Achieve intended appliance function

Preserve food at low energy use

Educate occupant on how to operate and maintain the appliance

7.8001.1c
Decommissioning

Appliances replaced by new units will be recycled or disposed of in accordance with federal, state, or local regulations

Appliances infested with pests will be enclosed before moving

Prevent reuse of inefficient equipment and components

Protect the environment

Protect worker safety