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- During the summer, optimal indoor moisture levels are between 30 and 40%. This will help prevent mold and indoor air quality issues.
- In many circumstances, a humidity setting of 70% is sufficient; consult your home equipment advisors and physician to determine the maximum acceptable humidity level.
- An ENERGY STAR certified portable dehumidifier can save consumers nearly $90 over the life of the unit, while avoiding more than 1,200 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions. An ENERGY STAR certified whole home dehumidifier can save consumers over $300 in its lifetime and avoid 4,100 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions.
*U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ENERGY STAR program
1Set your dehumidifier to 70% or as close as possible.
2To continue saving energy consider visiting Ameren Missouri's Residential Energy Efficiency Programs for resources and additional energy savings tips.
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Are there other low cost ideas to save money in addition to my Action Plan?In addition to your Action Plan, you can search through our Energy Tips. There are ideas for quick behavior changes, weekend projects, maintenance, when it breaks, health and comfort, and other energy saving ideas. You can easily add those to your action plan.
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