AHAM is the single voice providing the home appliance industry and consumers with leadership, advocacy and a forum for action in public policy, standards and business decisions. AHAM helps manufacturers bring efficient, high-performing home appliances into the homes of consumers in the United States, Canada and around the world.

AHAM represents manufacturers of a full spectrum of major, portable and floor care appliances, as well as suppliers to manufacturers.

AHAM Verification Programs have been an important part of AHAM services since the Association’s inception. The programs provide a uniform and practical verification of energy, volume and certain performance criteria for each product, with an independent laboratory performing the verification testing. AHAM is recognized by the EPA as an Administrative Body and approved to administer verification testing for purposes of the ENERGY STAR program. Products may be selected at any time for verification testing, ensuring the product’s energy consumption rating is consistent with the measured energy consumption. Since 1967, we’ve used outside labs to test products, and today, manufacturers use AHAM ratings on a variety of appliances. This makes comparing products easier for consumers and gives them a consistent product standard they can trust.