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01-19-2006, 10:58 PM
Hi ,

I just yesterday had a super sump, clean safe and the dehumidifer installed in my crawl space. The crawls space has a standard foundation but dirt floor. It is in an area of the country that is rather cold. I ran the dehumidifier and it seems like there is not moisture coming out of it. That wasn't a suprise because I know it won't really work below 55 degrees. I want to keep the crawl space area dry. Does it make sense to put a 220V heater down there and run the heat and the dehumidifer? The origonal basements had heaters. My heater had rusted out from all the moisture that had been down there in the past. Thanks

Crawl Space MD
02-06-2006, 10:35 AM
You do not need heaters in your crawl space (http://www.basementsystems.com/crawlspace/). The Sani dry (http://www.basementsystems.com/dehumidifier/) can be set, and will operate when it senses the humidty levels (http://www.basementsystems.com/basement_waterproofing/basement_dehumidifier.php) rising. It should not run that much in the winter. I see that you are in New Hampshire, we are in Connecticut, I have a SaniDry (http://www.basementsystems.com/dehumidifier/)as well, and it only kicks on a couple times all winter. It does a great job come spring and the humid summer. You will be glad that you have the protection when you need it most.
Thank you.
Crawl Space MD