Energy Star Rated
All Santa Fe dehumidifiers are Energy Star rated. When you see the Energy Star logo, you know that you are purchasing a dehumidifier with superior energy efficiency that will help you save money. Energy Star rated dehumidifiers are built with more efficient refrigeration coils, compressors, and fans compared to conventional models so they remove the same amount of water but use less energy.
Dehumidifier efficiency is rated by an energy factor. Energy Star uses liters of water removed per kilowatt-hour of electricity used (L/kWh) to rate dehumidifiers. The higher the energy factor, the more efficient the dehumidifier which means more energy savings for you. When comparing two dehumidifiers, look for the higher energy factor.
Bigger Is Better
Generally speaking, large capacity dehumidifiers are more energy efficient. In fact, to qualify for the Energy Star mark, dehumidifiers larger than 75 pints per day capacity must meet a higher energy factor. The higher energy factor allows large capacity dehumidifiers to remove approximately 30% more water per kilowatt hour.
Enjoy More Comfort While Saving Money
Drier air allows us to feel more comfortable at higher temperatures. Due to the stack effect, up to 50% of the air in your home is coming from the basement or crawl space. By using a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture in your basement or crawl space, you may find that you can raise the setting on your air conditioner and enjoy the same comfort level. Another way that a Santa Fe dehumidifier can help you save money.
Tax Credits, Rebates, and Incentives
There are many programs that offer tax credits, rebates, and other incentives to install an energy efficient dehumidifier. Check with your local government agencies and energy utilities to find out opportunities in your region. You can also search for available programs through the U.S. Department of Energy.