Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM)
AHAM standards for measuring specified product characteristics and performance features of major and portable home appliances.
The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) is the US-based trade association of the home appliance manufacturing industry. The Association develops and maintains technical standards for various appliances to provide uniform, repeatable procedures for measuring specific product characteristics and performance features.
Many AHAM standards are approved by ANSI as American National Standards. AHAM standards also are recognized by many regulatory agencies, including the US Department of Energy in its appliance efficiency test procedures.
AHAM members include the manufacturers of “major,” “portable,” and "floor care" home appliances and the companies who supply and service these manufacturers.