Energy Star Dehumidifier – Specifications and Advantages

Published in Buying Guide, Green Information on 12th August 2012

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Dehumidifiers play an important role in the removal of moisture, odours and bacteria from the surrounding air in your household. An Energy Star dehumidifier possesses more efficient refrigeration coils, compressors, and fans unlike conventional models.

This equates to lesser energy, by up to 15%, utilised to remove moisture. This energy saved can in fact power an Energy Star refrigerator for 5 months.

Some dehumidifiers that qualify for Energy-Star include the Frigidaire FAD704DUD and Frigidaire FAD504DUD. Dehumidfiers can also be separated into their capacity for water removal ranging from 30 to 70 pints.

 Performance
DimensionsHeight = 38 in.
Width = 27 in.
Depth = 31 ½ in. (door closed)
= 50 5/8 in. (door at 90˚)
Weight = 237 pounds
Colour Island White
CapacityDOE 4.3 Cu.Ft
EfficiencyHigh Efficiency
Estimated Yearly Electricity Use102kWh
Number of Cycles 11 (Fast Wash*, My Favourite (1), Deep Clean Sanitize*,
Heavy Duty*, Whitest Whites*, Colors*, Normal*, Casual*,
Delicates, Allergen, Spin Only)
(*Can be used with Add Steam option)

7 Specialty Cycles (Jeans, Fast Sanitize, Stuffed Animals, Pet Beds,
Clean Washer, Active Wear, Fast Steam)
Number of Temperatures 5 (Sanitise/Cold, Hot/Cold, Warm/Warm, Warm/Cold, Cold/Cold)
Energy Star CertifiedYes
Max Spin Speed1300 RPM
Form FactorFreestanding, Under Counter, Stacked (Under Dryer),
Pedestal, Hidden (In Closet), Second Floor
Controls / LocationIQ-Touch™ Electronic Controls with LCD Display
Voltage 120, 15 Amps
Fuel TypeElectricity
Connector TypeWater Line and Drain

References

1.http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=find_a_product.showProductGroup&pgw_code=DE (accessed 12th August 2012)

 

(Download the List of Energy Star Dehumidfiers here)

(Last Updated 12th August 2012)