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nickh
09-14-2006, 10:44 AM
I am just curious about the battery backup systems. I understand that the batteries are a special gel? batteries and are quite expensive. I was just wondering what kind of life expectancy the batteries have. 5 years? 10 years? The problem in my basement is just humidity and I am considering the sani-dry dehumidifier. I also have a sump pump that works very well but no battery backup system.

richard
09-29-2006, 01:24 PM
A battery loses about 5% of its output every year, so we as a company recommend that you replace your battery every 3 to 5 years. This is a proactive stance that we want our customers to take as the battery backing up their system is the last line of defense in a power outage. If a customer tells us that they want their basement dry ALL of the time, then we know that they want a battery for their backup sump pump (http://www.basementsystems.com/sump_pump/) system that is going to be at near maximum efficiency when it is needed, thus our recommendation for replacement.

The SaniDry (http://www.basementsystems.com/basement_waterproofing/basement_dehumidifier.php) is an excellent machine and will definitely handle your humidity problem, making your downstairs very comfortable.

Your local dealer will be able to explain all of this in further detail.

-Richard