Looking for the ENERGY STAR® can help you keep your air clean inside with qualified dehumidifiers and room air cleaners, while also helping protect your air outside by reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming.
Dehumidifiers remove excess moisture from the air. You may find that you need a dehumidifier if you notice wet stains on walls and ceilings, stuffy rooms, rotting wood, condensation on windows, musty odors, or mold growth.
A 40-pint ENERGY STAR qualified dehumidifier can save consumers $20 per year, which can add up to more than $250 over the life of the unit. Qualified models use less energy to remove moisture by employing more efficient refrigeration coils, compressors, and fans than conventional models. An ENERGY STAR qualified model removes the same amount of moisture as a similarly-sized standard unit, but uses 10-20 percent less energy in the process — enough energy savings to power your refrigerator for 6 months!
AHAM Dehumidifier Sizing Guidelines
Match Room Size to Current Humidity Conditions to Find Minimum Size Ratings
|Condition Without Dehumidification||500 Sq. Ft.||1,000 Sq. Ft.||1,500 Sq. Ft.||2,000 Sq. Ft.||2,500 Sq. Ft.|
|Moderately Damp, Musty Odors in Humid Weather||10 pints||14 pints||18 pints||22 pints||26 pints|
|Very Damp, Odors and Damp Spots on Walls and Floors||12 pints||17 pints||22 pints||27 pints||32 pints|
|Very Wet, Sweating Walls and/or Seepage||14 pints||20 pints||26 pints||32 pints||38 pints|
|Extremely Wet, Wet Floors and High-Load Conditions||16 pints||23 pints||30 pints||37 pints||44 pints|