AHAM Major Appliance Verification Programs
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 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.
How the Program Works
Appliance manufacturer participation in the program is voluntary and independent of AHAM membership. Any manufacturer that distributes appliances in the United States and/or Canada can participate. Our verification programs include the following: the AHAM Clothes Dryers Verification Program; the AHAM Clothes Washers Verification Program; the AHAM Dehumidifiers Verification Program; the AHAM Dishwashers Verification Program; the AHAM Room Air Conditioners Verification Program; and the AHAM Refrigerator/Freezers Verification Program.
Currently, only AHAM’s Air Cleaners Certification Program is open to manufacturers or brand owners that distribute beyond the United States and Canada. You can find information on our AHAM Air Cleaners Certifications Program under, “What We Do,” then selecting, “Certifications Programs.” You will find information on the AHAM Residential Kitchen Range Hood Certification Program there as well.
Each manufacturer participating in the AHAM Major Appliances Verification Program submits its certified values to the independent testing laboratory for incorporation into a directory of certified products. Products are randomly selected and tested at an independent testing laboratory. A product’s volume or size, energy, and for some products, performance criteria are verified. You may download the AHAM Procedural Guide Part 1, which gives general instructions on all of the programs, and Part 2s, which extends Part 1 and are program specific, by clicking here.
Click here to view a list of participating companies.