News & Updates


Appliance Makers Show Off New Technologies at CES

In case you didn’t catch the news from CES 2014 last week in Last Vegas, appliance manufacturers showed off a lot of interesting appliances that they hope to bring to your home soon. According to the blog, Techlicious: “It seems that the buzzword coming out of Las Vegas was ‘smart’ as in smart dishwashers, smart […]

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Autumn Rains Are a Good Reason to Purchase an AHAM Verifide Dehumidifier

Autumn is here and that could mean a lot of rain depending on the part of the U.S. in which you live. Damp, moldy basements are a problem for many homeowners, and one of the quickest, most cost-effective ways of keeping your basement dry and preventing damage to your possessions is by investing in a […]

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Energy Department and AHAM Join Forces on ENERGY STAR Testing for Appliances

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today in a blog posting that it recognizes AHAM as an ENERGY STAR certification body for clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, refrigerator/freezers and freezers. EPA states: “This agreement is a reflection of DOE’s and AHAM’s extensive and long-standing collaborative work together on verification and represent the kind of creative, […]

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Lower Your Utility Bill by Choosing an AHAM Verifide Clothes Washer

The most helpful household appliance, at least when it comes to saving time and backbreaking work, has to be the clothes washer. Clothes washers have come a long way over the decades, and they’re now more energy efficient than ever – even while the average tub size has grown. In fact, a clothes washer manufactured […]

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Life Before Air Conditioning

As we head into the hot and humid days of August, most of us will be passing the summer days in air conditioning at work and at home. Air conditioning in the home did not become available for the home until about the 1920’s, and even then it was a luxury for all but the […]

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Looking for the Right Portable Air Cleaner? AHAM Verifide Can Help

If you have allergies, finding the right room air cleaner can be a chore.The AHAM Verifide program for air cleaners makes it easier for consumers seeking relief to find one that best suits their needs. All room air cleaners that carry the AHAM Verifide mark have been independently tested by a laboratory and verified that […]

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Are You Ready for a Heat Wave?

It’s that time of the year when many consumers find themselves in the market for a new room air conditioner. Upon walking into a store to purchase one, one of the first things a consumer may notice is the AHAM Verifidelabel on the product’s box. Room air conditioners carrying the AHAM Verifide mark have been […]

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Ralph Hudnall, AHAM’s Director of Product Certification and Verification, Discusses the AHAM Verifide Program

Ralph Hudnall is AHAM’s Director of Product Certification and Verification and is responsible for the development and operation of the AHAM Verification Programs for room air cleaners, dehumidifiers, room air conditioners, refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers and freezers, dishwashers and clothes washers. Ralph recently sat down to discuss how consumers can benefit from using the AHAM Verifide database […]

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CADR Website Available in Japanese

AHAM’s Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) website is also available in Japanese and may be accessed here. The Japanese language website is a reflection of the international recognition of the AHAM Verifide program.

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Cool Off This Summer with an AHAM Verifide Room Air Conditioner!

Summer is finally here and that means that many of us will be cooling off at home with portable and room air conditioners.If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, there are some great resources that you can utilize to help find the unit that’s best for you. This Old House’s website has […]

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