On February 24, the Federal Trade Commission requested public comments on changes being considered to the Appliance Labeling Rule, which requires household appliance energy efficiency labels. Under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, EnergyGuide labels concerning a product’s estimated annual operating costs and relative energy consumption ratings must be displayed on clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, water heaters, room air conditioners, central air conditioners, furnaces, boilers, heat pumps, and pool heaters. The agency is soliciting comments in order to review the rule's benefits and costs.