ENERGY STAR certified models have more efficient refrigeration coils, compressors, and fans than conventional models, which means they use less energy to remove moisture.
An ENERGY STAR certified dehumidifier removes the same amount of moisture as a similarly-sized conventional unit, but uses 15% less energy. In fact, the annual energy saved by an ENERGY STAR qualified dehumidifier could power your ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerator for 4 months!
Current Specification Effective Date: October 1, 2012
Dehumidifiers originally qualified for the ENERGY STAR label in January, 2001. Dehumidifiers that have earned the ENERGY STAR are 15% more efficient than non-qualified models.