A standard hot and cold water cooler can use more energy than a large refrigerator. In fact,
- Improved separation of hot and cold water to prevent mixing.
- More insulation to better keep heated water hot and chilled water cold.
- Improved chilling mechanisms.
Current Specification Effective Date: January 22, 2010
Water coolers originally qualified for the ENERGY STAR label in September, 2000.
- ENERGY STAR qualified water coolers result in 50% savings over standard models.
- Energy Efficiency Requirements: Cold Only & Cook & Cold Units