On November 18, the Federal Trade Commission published a notice in the Federal Register revising the Appliance Labeling Rule for home heating and cooling equipment and solicited public comments. At the Department of Energy’s request, the FTC is seeking more useful information for consumers and businesses when purchasing furnaces, central air conditioners, and heat pumps for residential use. The standards are required by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. The labels mandated by these standards outline a product's efficiency rating relative to its most, and least, energy efficient competitors.