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Dehumidifiers (portable and whole-home)

Energy Efficiency Regulations

Regulatory definition

Dehumidifier, a household appliance that is primarily designed to remove moisture from the air and is:

  • self-contained and encased;
  • electrically operated;
  • mechanically refrigerated.

Portable dehumidifier, a dehumidifier that is not a whole-home dehumidifier.

Whole-home dehumidifier, a dehumidifier that is designed to be installed in an air duct.

Compliance date

Manufactured on or after June 13, 2019

For models manufactured prior, refer to the Regulations

Compliant product models

Dehumidifiers as listed on NRCan’s searchable database

Testing standard

Appendix X1 to Subpart B of Part 430 of Title 10 to the United States Code of Federal Regulations, entitled Uniform Test Method for Measuring the Energy Consumption of Dehumidifiers

Energy efficiency regulations by province

Some provinces also have their own energy efficiency regulations for many of the federally regulated products – find out which ones!

Energy efficiency standard

Energy performance standard for dehumidifiers
Portable dehumidifier
Product capacity (pints/day) Minimum integrated energy factor (litres/kWh)
25.00 or less 1.30
25.01-50.00 1.60
50.01 or more 2.80
Whole-home dehumidifier
Case volume (cubic feet) Minimum integrated energy factor (litres/kWh)
8.0 or less 1.77
More than 8.0 2.41

Energy efficiency report requirements

  • name of product
  • brand name
  • model number
  • manufacturer
  • the name of the certification body or province whose verification mark will be on the product or its package
  • whether a mathematical model as defined in the Regulations was used to generate any of the information provided below
  • portable dehumidifier: water-removal capacity in L/d
  • whole-home dehumidifier: case volume factor in L/kWh
  • integrated energy factor in L/kWh
  • standby power in watts

Download the energy efficiency reporting template.

This document does not constitute part of the Energy Efficiency Act (Act) or its associated regulations. This document is an administrative document that is intended to facilitate compliance by the regulated party with the Act and its associated regulations. This document is not intended to provide legal advice regarding the interpretation of the Act or its associated regulations. If a regulated party has questions about their legal obligations or responsibilities under the Act or its associated regulations, they should seek the advice of legal counsel.

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