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Performance™ Whole-House Dehumidifier


Removes unwanted indoor humidity to keep you comfortable. Recognized as the Most Efficient of ENERGY STAR® 2024. Remove up to 100 pints of airborne moisture per day for enhanced comfort and healthier home air.

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Managing indoor humidity is important to creating a comfortable, healthy indoor environment by helping remove moisture from the air. If the humidity level is too high, it can encourage mold growth and create a cozy home for dust mite matter and other pests to thrive. High humidity can make you and your wallet uncomfortable too because you'll tend to want the cooling temperature lower than you need for comfort so your HVAC system has to work harder to keep up.

The Carrier® Performance series dehumidifier is available in two sizes so regardless if you need a whole-home solution or just have a humid basement, you'll have dehumidification that's just right for your needs. Both sizes of dehumidifiers work quietly to wring out humidity from the outdoor air so no matter the square footage of your space, you can save on utilities and be comfortable with drier air. And, they're designed to be configurable with your existing system in a multitude of ways or operate independently away from your system if space is a problem.

Carrier whole-home dehumidifiers meet stringent ENERGY STAR® requirements and have been awarded with the ENERGY STAR MOST EFFICIENT 2024 designation. Products carrying this distinction have been recognized for their outstanding energy efficiency and technological innovation.

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Humidity Control

Enhanced humidity control that can remove up to 100 pints of moisture per day.

Filtration Efficiency

MERV 8 filter is to help keep the internal components clean. Recognized as the Most Efficient of ENERGY STAR® 2024.


Can be installed as part of a system or standalone.


Available in two sizes that can accommodate most homes. Your Carrier expert will recommend the appropriate model to fit your needs.

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5-year parts limited warranty.

Daily Rate

The moisture removal daily rate, is the amount of moisture that a dehumidifier can extract from the air in a 24-hour period. This rate indicates the efficiency and suitability of a dehumidifier for a particular space or humidity level.


Whole-house dehumidifiers can significantly enhance indoor air quality by maintaining an optimal humidity level throughout your home. This can help reduce the prevalence of allergens such as dust mite matter and mold spores, which are known to aggravate allergies and asthma. By controlling excess moisture, these dehumidifiers can help prevent mold and mildew growth, which could potentially cause various health issues and a musty smell, while also protecting the structural integrity of your home. Additionally, maintaining a comfortable humidity level allows you to feel cooler at higher temperatures, reducing the need for air conditioning. This not only enhances overall comfort but can also lead to energy savings, making whole-house dehumidifiers an efficient and health-promoting investment.

Humidifier Buying Guide

The following considerations should be taken into account by buyers when comparing and purchasing a whole house dehumidifier.

  • Price: It's important to consider price to ensure the dehumidifier fits within your budget while also providing the necessary features and capacity to effectively maintain desired humidity levels in your space. Learn more about the cost of a whole-home dehumidifier.
  • Size: If you are looking for dehumidifier for a 500 square-foot room, a dehumidifier with a capacity of 10 pints per day is sufficient, with an additional 4 pints for every 500 square feet beyond that. However, if you need a solution for multiple rooms, you might want to consider a whole-home solution like the Carrier unit that can handle up to 100 pints per day.
  • Efficiency: An efficient model reduces energy consumption, lowering utility bills and minimizing environmental impact while effectively controlling humidity levels.
  • Noise: A quieter model ensures a more comfortable living environment, particularly in bedrooms or living areas where excessive noise can be disruptive.
  • Temperature range: It's important to consider the lowest temperature a dehumidifier will work at to ensure it remains effective in cooler environments like basements or unheated spaces, where standard dehumidifiers might freeze up and fail to function properly.
  • Watts: Considering how many watts a dehumidifier uses directly impacts your electricity consumption and operating costs, helping you choose an energy-efficient model that balances performance with affordability.
  • Brand reputation: Considering the reputation of the manufacturer when buying a dehumidifier is important because reputable manufacturers like Carrier are more likely to produce reliable, high-quality products and offer better customer service and warranty support.
  • Installation: An easy installation process saves time and potential costs associated with professional installation, ensuring the dehumidifier is set up correctly and operates efficiently from the start.
  • Warranty: Considering the warranty of a dehumidifier is important because it provides assurance against potential malfunctions or defects, offering protection and peace of mind regarding repair or replacement costs within the warranty period.


A dehumidifier helps reduce excess moisture from your home, minimizing mold, mildew, and allergy symptoms. It also enhances comfort, reduces the need for air conditioning, and improves air quality. Learn more about what Are Dehumidifiers & What Do They Do?

Whole-home humidifiers come in various sizes to accommodate different house sizes and humidity requirements. They are typically categorized based on their capacity (measured in pints per day) to deliver moisture to the entire house. Your local Carrier dealer can recommend the right dehumidifier for your home.


A dehumidifier reduces excess moisture in the air, helping reduce mold and mildew and improve air quality. In contrast, a humidifier adds moisture to dry air, helping relieve dryness-related issues such as dry skin.
You may need a dehumidifier if you notice high humidity, musty smells, mold, condensation on windows, or increased allergy symptoms. It can improve comfort and air quality in damp areas like basements or bathrooms.
Yes, buying a dehumidifier can be worth it if you live in a humid climate or if you experience issues like mold, mildew, or musty odors in your home. It can help improve indoor air quality, reduce allergens, and create a more comfortable living environment.
Use a dehumidifier when indoor humidity levels are consistently above 50-60%, particularly in areas prone to moisture buildup like basements, bathrooms, or laundry rooms, to reduce mold growth, musty odors, and other moisture-related issues.
Yes, you can add a dehumidifier to an existing HVAC system through integration with the system's ductwork. This enhances the overall moisture control capabilities of the HVAC system, improving indoor air quality and comfort.

1 To the original owner, when product is used in an owner-occupied residence, a 5-year parts limited warranty. See warranty certificate for complete details.

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