Dehumidifiers: A Major Consumer of Residential Electricity
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A version of this article appears in the July/August 2013
issue of Home Energy Magazine.
July 01, 2013
Annual electricity consumption by dehumidifiers can be 1,000 kWh or more, twice as much as an Energy Star refrigerator uses. According to a recent report in Appliance magazine, 19% of U.S. households have at least one dehumidifier. That adds up to a lot of energy used to remove moisture from the air inside homes.
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