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Dehumidifiers: A Major Consumer of Residential Electricity

July/August 2013
A version of this article appears in the July/August 2013 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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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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