Desert Aire dehumidifiers are not EnergyStar rated since the EnergyStar program does not cover the systems we build. The current EnergyStar program for dehumidifiers is limited to the free standing portable type (non-ducted) with compressor sizes less than 12,000 Btu/hr or less than 2 lb/hr of moisture removal. This program was an offshoot of the AHAM rating program for home appliances.

The EnergyStar program has not provided a rating system as of yet for the large systems that require more fan motor horsepower to overcome the static of supply and return air duct work. AHRI has created two standards to rate the moisture removal efficiency of larger dehumidifiers and Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems: AHRI 910 and 920 respectively are available from the website.