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Basement Dehumidification

Control humidity in the basement for greater whole-home comfort and health

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.

Features of our SaniDry dehumidifiers

SaniDry Sedona ducted dehumidifier

The SaniDry Sedona can be ducted, so it doesn't have to be located in the space you are drying.

  • Designed specifically for high-humidity areas such as basements and crawl spaces
  • ENERGY STAR certified for maximum energy efficiency
  • Auto-humidistat senses the moisture level and automatically shuts the unit off to save energy once the desired humidity level is attained
  • No bucket to empty - designed for continuous operation.
  • Two-stage air filtration captures mold spores, dust mites, and other pollutants

How a dehumidifier works

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.

Benefits of installing a dehumidifier in your home

  • Stop mold and mildew. Mold and mildew can grow when relative humidity levels go above 50%. By drying out basement and crawl space areas with a dehumidifier, you can create a drier environment that’s “hostile” to mold and mildew.
  • Eliminate musty odors. Getting rid of mold and mildew will do away with the bad smells that come into your living space from your basement.
  • Protect family health. Mold reproduces by putting microscopic spores into the air. These airborne organisms trigger allergic reactions and respiratory ailments in many individuals. Effective dehumidifying in basement and crawl space areas can put an end to this serious form of indoor air pollution.
  • Bring the basement up to “above-grade” standards. If your basement is finished or you're planning on finishing part of your basement to expand your home’s living space, you’ll want this new living area to be just as comfortable as any room upstairs. Effective dehumidification is the answer.

Basement Dehumidifier FAQ

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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