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AHAM: Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers

AHAM, the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, represents the manufacturers of household appliances and products/services associated with household appliances sold in the United States. AHAM also develops and maintains technical standards for various appliances to provide uniform, repeatable procedures for measuring specific product characteristics and operates several voluntary product certification programs. Standards from AHAM are available both individually, directly through the ANSI webstore, and as part of a Standards Subscription. If you or your organization are interested in easy, managed, online access to standards that can be shared, a Standards Subscription may be what you need - please contact us at: StandardsSubscriptions@ansi.org or 1-212-642-4980 or Request Proposal Price.

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ANSI/AHAM AC-1-2015

Method for Measuring Performance of Portable Household Electric Room Air Cleaners

This standard establishes a uniform, repeatable procedure or standard method for measuring specified product characteristics of household portable air cleaners. The standard methods provide a means to compare and evaluate different brands and models of household portable air cleaners regarding characteristics significant to product use.


ANSI/AHAM AC-1-2006

Method for Measuring Performance of Portable Household Electric Room Air Cleaners

This standard method establishes uniform, repeatable procedures and standard methods for measuring specified product characteristics of portable household electric room air cleaners. The main method measures the relative reduction by the air cleaner of particulate matter suspended in the air in a specified test chamber. The standard also prescribes a method for measuring the operating power and standby power of the air cleaner.


ANSI/AHAM RAC-1-2015

Room Air Conditioners

This standard establishes a uniform, repeatable procedure or standard method for measuring specified product characteristics of household Room Air Conditioners.


AHAM DH-1-2008

Dehumidifiers

This standard establishes a uniform, repeatable procedure for measuring the capacity and energy input of dehumidifiers under specified test conditions. The standard methods and the recommended levels of performance, where they appear, are intended to provide a means to compare and evaluate different brands and models of dehumidifiers regarding characteristics significant to product use. The standard methods and recommended levels of performance, where they appear, are not intended to inhibit improvement and innovation in product testing, design or performance.


AHAM HLW-1-2013

Performance Evaluation Procedures for Household Clothes Washers

The purpose of this standard is to establish a uniform, repeatable procedure for evaluating the performance of household clothes washers. This standard provides technical means to compare and evaluate the performance of different brands and models of household clothes washers. This standard applies to automatic household clothes washers and combination washer-dryer equipment. With respect to combination washer-dryer equipment, this standard covers the washing function only. This standard includes definitions and test methods for evaluating the performance of various cycles of household clothes washers.


AHAM HRF-1-2016

Energy and Internal Volume of Refrigerating Appliances

The purpose of this standard is to establish a uniform and repeatable procedure or standard method for measuring specified product characteristics of refrigerators, wine chillers and freezers. The standard methods and the recommended levels of performance, where they appear, are intended to provide a means by which different brands and models of refrigerators, wine chillers and freezers can be compared and evaluated.


AHAM AC-2-2006 (R2016)

Method for Sound Testing of Portable Household Electric Room Air Cleaners

The purpose of this standard is to establish a method to determine the sound rating of portable household electric room air cleaners. The sound rating is comprised of a set of sound levels that includes the A-Weighted Sound Power Level and Loudness.


ANSI/AHAM AC-1-2013

Test Method for Performance of Portable Household Electric Room Air Cleaners

This standard establishes a uniform, repeatable procedure or standard method for measuring specified product characteristics of household portable air cleaners. The standard methods provide a means to compare and evaluate different brands and models of household portable air cleaners regarding characteristics significant to product use.


ANSI/AHAM CM-1-2007

Household Electric Coffee Makers

This standard establishes a uniform, repeatable procedure or standard method for measuring specified product characteristics of household electric coffee makers. The standard methods provide a means to compare and evaluate different brands and models of household electric coffee makers regarding characteristics significant to product use. The standard methods (including the recommended levels of performance, where they appear) are not intended to inhibit improvement and innovation in product testing, design or performance.


ANSI/AHAM HRF-1-2004

Energy, Performance and Capacity of Household Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers and Freezers

The purpose of this standard is to establish a uniform and repeatable procedure or standard method for measuring specified product characteristics of household refrigerators, household wine chillers and household freezers. This standard covers definitions, methods for computing volumes and shelf areas, methods for determining volumes of special features, performance test procedures, durability test procedures, methods for determining energy consumption and energy factor, and safety recommendations.


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