Energy Efficient Dehumidifiers
Will You Save Money In The Long Run?
When buying any new appliance, one of the most important features is whether or not the unit is energy efficient. Dehumidifiers are no exception. The easiest way to tell if a dehumidifier or any other appliance is energy efficient is to look for the Energy Star symbol on the unit or on its packaging.
Most manufacturers go to extra lengths to ensure that they are producing energy efficient dehumidifiers, because without that Energy Star rating, sales will be much lower. An appliance has to perform to strict specifications in order to receive an Energy Star rating, and competition between the many manufacturers is stiff.
Most consumers already know that Energy Star appliances will save them hundreds of dollars every year in energy costs. When all of the appliances in the home are replaced with Energy Star appliances, the savings increase exponentially. That is why it is a good practice to refuse to buy any appliance that does not have the Energy Star symbol.
What makes Energy Star qualified dehumidifiers such energy efficient dehumidifiers? To start with, all of the parts used to build Energy Star qualified dehumidifiers are more energy efficient. That includes the compressors, the refrigeration coils and the fans. When combined, the result is a dehumidifier that can do its job just as well as or better than a non Energy Star qualified product, while consuming minimal amounts of electricity. This can mean a significant amount of savings, especially in the case of whole house dehumidifiers, or units that are left running all year round.
You may wonder, how much is considered to be significant savings? An Energy Star qualified dehumidifier uses approximately 15% less energy to remove the same amount of water as an equivalently sized unit without the Energy Star rating. When translated into annual savings, it means that the amount of energy saved in one year is enough to power a refrigerator with an Energy Star rating for five months!
There are still those consumers who say, “Why should I bother to replace my refrigerator/freezer/dehumidifier, etc, when it is working just fine?” Some people also object that they can’t afford to buy new appliances when the ones they have are still working, but the bottom line is these old appliances are costing you money! Especially ones that need to be running all the time, such as refrigerators, freezers and in many cases, dehumidifiers.
Energy Efficient dehumidifiers, like any other energy efficient appliance, can help reduce your energy costs so substantially that in just a few years they literally pay for themselves and then some. When you are able to reduce energy costs so easily by doing simple things like eliminating incandescent bulbs and replacing them with compact fluorescent or LED bulbs, and by replacing all of the appliances in your home with Energy Star qualified units, who wouldn’t want to do it?
Some energy suppliers even offer cash rebates with the purchase of certain Energy Star qualified appliances such as refrigerators and freezers as an incentive to encourage consumers to buy them.
To read more about different types of dehumidifiers, please follow these links:
How Does A Dehumidifier Work?
Choosing A Dehumidifier
Why Do You Need A Bathroom Dehumidifier?
What Is The Right Dehumidifier Size For Your Room?
All About Low Temperature Dehumidifiers
Whole House Dehumidifiers