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Energy Star certifies energy efficient and effective dehumidifiers.

June 18, 2024, 11:39 AM

Dehumidifiers can be used throughout a home, workplace, or other indoor areas to make the room more comfortable, healthier and protect the health of the architecture of the room. Traditionally, dehumidifiers are used to take the air out of a damp environment, making it easier to breathe and combatting potential allergy threats.

Energy Star, a program under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), certifies dehumidifiers that offer relief to humid rooms while also protecting the environment.

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"A dehumidifier that has earned the Energy Star label uses more efficient refrigeration coils, compressors, and fans to remove the same amount of moisture as a similarly sized conventional unit but uses 13% less energy," cites the Energy Star website.

For an exhaustive list of specific models that Energy Star has certified as being energy efficient, you can look at Energy Star's website.

What factors should I consider in purchasing my next dehumidifier?

Among the many factors that consumers should be aware of while purchasing a new dehumidifier are water removal options and capacity. Generally, capacity will be important to focus on as it determines how many pints need to be removed every day. It is important to note that larger rooms, like basements, would require a dehumidifier with a larger pint capacity versus smaller rooms, like bathrooms, which work with a smaller pint capacity.

For a slightly to moderately damp room, a 20 to 30 pint capacity is recommended. For a very damp room, 25 to 40 pints are recommended and for a wet room 30 to 50 pint capacity is recommended.

For water removal options, most dehumidifiers either come with hose or basket removal options. In hose options, a pump is able to drain the water from the machine, making for a more convenient restoration process in rooms that may accumulate water like basements or bathrooms.

"Certified models are available from all major retailers and brand names including Black+Decker, Danby, Frigidaire, GE, Hisense, and Honeywell," according to Energy Star's website.

Below find options from all of these brands for your new dehumidifier.

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Frigidaire 22 Pint Dehumidifier

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GE Energy Star Portable Dehumidifier 35 Pint

At a 35-pint capacity this GE product could be use to remove the moisture out of wet rooms at risk of structural damage.

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Waykar 80 Pints Energy Star Dehumidifier for Spaces up to 5,000 Sq. Ft

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Hisense 35-Pint 2-Speed Dehumidifier

According to the product description, the comparatively smaller size of this dehumidifier, makes it more ideal for smaller rooms. 

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Danby DDR030BJWDB-ME 30 Pint Dehumidifier

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Midea 1,500 Sq. Ft. Energy Star Certified Dehumidifier With Reusable Air Filter

This Energy Star certified product comes highly rated with over 14,000 Amazon reviews averaging over a 4-star rating.

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