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Keeping humidity low (below 60%) is challenging in basement and crawl space areas.
But it's critical to maintain lower humidity in these spaces if you want to discourage mold growth that can put hazardous mold spores into the air you breathe.
Of course, mold can have other damaging effects as well, like ruining cloth and paper items and rotting wood.
But the adverse health effects from exposure to airborne mold spores are what make humidity control most important.
National Radon Defense dealers can help with dehumidification needs to improve your home's air quality. To schedule a quote for dehumidification or any of our services, find your local NRD dealer!
Many homeowners may be tempted to handle basement or crawl space dehumidification with a bargain-priced dehumidifier purchased from a home center or appliance outlet. Unfortunately, even the so-called "heavy-duty" models in this selection of dehumidifiers will not perform efficiently or reliably in the typical basement or crawl space.
For example, a consumer-level dehumidifier may only be capable of removing 30-40 pints of water per day from basement or crawl space air. Instead of a self-draining design, many lower-priced dehumidifiers have collection trays that need to be emptied manually one or more times per day. Most consumer-level dehumidifiers aren't designed to work in the cool temperatures found in a basement or crawl space -the unit's evaporator coil can freeze when temperatures drop below 70 degrees F.
The SaniDry™ XP Basement Air System dehumidifier is rated by ENERGY STAR® as being three times more efficient than a consumer-branded dehumidifier. The XP can remove 109 pints of water per day, and its blower motor is powerful enough to duct air into a finished basement space, while the unit itself is stored in an unfinished area. The SaniDry™ XP also has a built-in defrost system designed to operate down to 40°F. It will not freeze up like cheaper models are prone to do.
The SaniDry™ XP doesn't stop with dehumidification; it can also provide effective air filtration. The XP is equipped with a MERV 11 air filter capable of trapping airborne particles as small as 2 microns. An odor filter is available as an option, in case you have unpleasant odors in your basement. Thanks to the XP's easy-to-use digital controls, you can set your target dehumidification level and then let the unit do its job, worry free.
For crawl spaces and low-ceiling basements, the SaniDry™ Sedona may be the perfect option for you. This unit is the industry's best for dehumidifying a damp, humid crawl space. The SaniDry™ Sedona can remove up to 109 pints of water out of the air per day, operates in temperatures as low as 40°F and is also self-draining.
To have a National Radon Defense dealer install this dehumidifier in your home, contact your local contractor today! The health and comfort benefits you'll receive from a dry, clean space is well worth talking to a professional. Find your local dealer and schedule an estimate!