What Santa Fe Dehumidifier is Right For Me?

Glad you asked! The answer to this question will require the need to ask a couple more questions:

Are you looking for a dehumidifier for a crawlspace or basement?

Answer: Crawlspace

If your answer is a crawlspace, you will need to determine the approximate square footage of the space.  But when it comes to crawlspaces there is more that needs to be done than just placing a dehumidifier.  Has the crawlspace been properly treated to prevent as much moisture intrusion as possible?  Crawlspaces need to be sealed up by closing the vents and applying a vapor barrier over the ground (be sure combustion appliances are vented outside).

Answer: Basement

If your answer is a basement, again you will need to know the approximate square footage of the space.  Also, is the basement finished or unfinished? If you want the dehumidifier located in the unfinished part of the basement, and will be closing a door between the two areas, you will need to duct the unit in order to treat the entire basement.

Other Considerations

Do you have the ability to drain the dehumidifier into a floor drain or sump pit?  A condensate pump may be needed to lift the water out of the area and away from the home.

It is important to remember that you can’t oversize a Santa Fe dehumidifier for your space.  A larger dehumidifier means less run time.  Be sure the dehumidifier controls are set within reason; meaning around 45 – 50% relative humidity.  Setting the dehumidifier to an extremely low setting can cause harm to the home and unwanted run time on the unit.

Once you have answered these questions, you can find what Santa Fe dehumidifier is right for you by following this link http://www.santa-fe-products.com/products.html. If you have additional questions, please give us a call at 1-800-533-7533.

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