Digital control. A SaniDry® basement dehumidifier and air-cleaning system includes a built-in humidistat that allows you to set a target humidity level for the appliance to achieve.
Humidity refers to the amount of moisture that's contained in the air. Whenever we talk about "humidity," we usually mean "relative humidity" (RH) - the amount of moisture the air contains compared to the maximum amount the air can hold at a specific temperature.
In most homes, dehumidification is more important than humidification, because many of our daily indoor activities (showering, washing clothes, cooking, watering indoor plants, etc.) increase indoor humidity. These activities, as well as water from a plumbing leak or water seepage through foundation walls, can increase moisture in the home, basement, and crawl space.
Basements and crawl spaces are common target areas for dehumidification. Even when these spaces seem dry, soil moisture can continually permeate through the foundation and floor slab if the ground outside is wet. When moist air condenses on cooler surfaces in a basement or crawl space, wetness accumulates and creates ideal living conditions for mold, mildew, dust mites, and termites among other pests.
Two ways to combat excess humidity problems are to air-seal crawl spaces and basements, and to run a dehumidifier designed to work well in these areas. Learn about dehumidification and solutions that will keep your basement, crawl space, and other areas of your home dry and healthy.
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