When there's too much moisture in your home's air, you can feel it and smell it. A moisture problem in the basement can make the air upstairs feel damp and smell musty - and it can make allergies and asthma worse.
Installing a dehumidifier designed for the basement can alleviate allergy symptoms, improve air quality, and make your whole home more comfortable.
A Basement Systems dealer in your area can evaluate your basement and recommend the best waterproofing and moisture control solution for your home.
The SaniDry Sedona can be ducted, so it doesn't have to be located in the space you are drying.
A dehumidifier helps maintain an ideal relative humidity (RH) level in your home. When inside air enters the dehumidifier, a fan forces the air over cold coils to remove moisture and drier air is blown into the basement or crawl space.
Click below to get answers to these commonly-asked questions about dehumidifiers.
My basement has a waterproofing system and it stays dry. Do I still need a dehumidifier?
Many “dry” basements still need dehumidification because concrete is a porous material; it will absorb moisture from the soil and release that moisture inside the basement. If the soil around your house tends to be wet, the amount of moisture that diffuses inside the basement may cause excessive humidity. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), when humidity climbs above 60%, mold is likely to grow.
Why can’t I use a standard dehumidifier to control humidity in a basement or crawl space?
You can use a low-cost dehumidifier, but it’s certain to cause problems. For starters, it will have much longer run times than a Basement Systems SaniDry™ dehumidifier, because of its undersized cooling coils. Energy consumption will be high, dehumidification capacity will be low, which means premature burnout is likely. Inexpensive consumer-grade dehumidifiers are designed to function at higher “upstairs” temperatures, not in the lower temperature range found in basements and crawl spaces. Another feature that makes SaniDry™ dehumidifiers better for basements is the dual air filter that traps mold spores, dust mite debris, and other particulate pollutants.
What are the maintenance requirements for a basement dehumidifier?
Look for key features that make the dehumidifier easy to operate and maintain. For example, SaniDry™ dehumidifiers have easy-to-use digital controls. You set the target humidity level, and the SaniDry™ will operate automatically to maintain that level. You never have to empty a water reservoir with the SaniDry™ because it can drain into a sump pump or utilize a condensate pump for automatic drainage.
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