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AHAM Statement on Petition to EPA to Ban HFC Refrigerants in Home Comfort Products

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 13, 2021)
– The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) filed a petition with the EPA, asking the agency to ban HFC refrigerants in home comfort products. Kevin Messner, AHAM Senior Vice President, Policy & Government Relations, issued this statement:

“The home appliance industry has taken the next step in its transition to more environmentally friendly refrigerants by petitioning the EPA to ban high global warming potential (GWP) HFC refrigerants in home comfort products, such as dehumidifiers and portable and room air conditioners. AHAM is asking EPA to begin the ban of these HFCs as soon as 2023 for portable air conditioners and most room air conditioners. The home appliance industry has already transitioned out of HFC blowing agent and by next year, most refrigerators will no longer use HFC refrigerants.  

“The industry is continuing its commitment to the environment by announcing this latest step to move to more environmentally friendly refrigerants.  We look forward to working with EPA to expedite the approval of this petition.” Kevin Messner is AHAM’s SVP, Policy & Government Relations.

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The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) is the trade association representing manufacturers of major, portable and floor care home appliances and suppliers to the industry. AHAM is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and maintains an office in Ottawa. AHAM is the single voice providing the home appliance industry and its customers leadership, advocacy and a forum for action — developing and implementing credible solutions for public policy, standards and business decisions. You can visit AHAM’s web site at or follow us on Twitter @AHAM_Voice and @AHAM_Policy.