Stand-Alone Dehumidifier Installation

Detail ID
2.0203.1
Topic
Moisture
SubTopic
Space Conditioning
Desired Outcome

Minimize energy used for humidity control

SF Single Family Site-Built Housing
MH Manufactured Housing
MF Multifamily Housing

Specifications

  • SF
  • MH
  • MF
Specification Objective

Appliance will have:

An efficiency level of ENERGY STAR® or better

A fan-off option

Ability to retain settings after power-off

Features that reduce both peak electric use (e.g., internal and external timers) and absolute energy use

Standby losses of 1 watt or less

Controls that are labeled so they are understandable, readable, and accurate for occupant needs

Appliances located in a basement or crawl space will be rated for cold temperature operation

Operating environment will be evaluated and appropriate appliance will be selected for that environment (e.g., low temperature and high relative humidity)

Provide durable, efficient, and appropriate appliance

  • SF
  • MH
  • MF
Specification Objective

Install appliance according to manufacturer specifications

Install appliance to permit adequate air flow

Seal any penetrations to the exterior of the home created by the installation of the appliance

Set relative humidity and temperature settings that are appropriate for the space

Connect the appliance directly to a condensate line that drains to a suitable drain or outdoors

Properly installed new appliance

  • SF
  • MH
  • MF
Specification Objective

Verify appliance is functioning as designed per the manufacturer's guidelines

Verify appliance relative humidity measurement is accurate using a secondary independent measurement

Verify proper operation

  • SF
  • MH
  • MF
Specification Objective

Permanently remove old appliance from job site and recycle or dispose of removed appliance and refrigerant in accordance with local and federal law (e.g. EPA Section 608 of Clean Air Act of 1990)

Permanently decommission old appliance

Old appliance is permanently removed from service, protect the environment, and comply with regulation

  • SF
  • MH
  • MF
Specification Objective

Provide the occupant with:

Manufacturer specific appliance maintenance information

Warranty information, operation manuals, and installer contact information

A user guide for dehumidifier settings in different climate conditions

Ensure proper operation and maintenance

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Space Conditioning