Energy Star: Dehumidifiers Energy Star most efficient 2020 Final Criteria

Dehumidifiers ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2020 Final Criteria

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pleased to announce the final recognition criteria for Dehumidifiers for ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2020. This letter outlines the final criteria.

Dehumidifiers that meet the 2020 criteria will deliver significant savings over a conventional product as noted below:

  • Portable dehumidifiers: 100 kWh/yr in annual energy savings, 19% above the Federal Minimum.
  • Whole-home dehumidifiers: 177 kWh/yr in annual energy savings, 23% above the Federal Minimum.

Please note that the criteria for 14 other product categories, which were finalized on September 26, 2019, and the Dehumidifier criteria can be found at

Final criteria for Dehumidifiers for ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2020 recognition are summarized below. EPA did not receive comments specific to the proposed Dehumidifier criteria. Accordingly, EPA has finalized the criteria as proposed. Products must also be certified as ENERGY STAR by an EPA-recognized certification body. Additional detail for Dehumidifiers is included in the recognition criteria documents available at

To be recognized as ENERGY STAR Most Efficient, Dehumidifiers must meet the applicable minimum Integrate Energy Factor (IEF) shown in the following table, as determined per Appendix X1 to 10 CFR Part 430, Subpart B.


Type, size Integrated Energy Factor
Portable, capacity ≤ 25.00 pints/day ≥ 1.70
Portable, capacity 25.01 to 50.00 pints/day ≥ 1.90
Portable, capacity > 50.00 pints/day ≥ 3.40
Whole Home, case volume ≤ 8.0 ft3 ≥ 2.22
Whole Home, case volume > 8.0 ft3 ≥ 3.40


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