Demystifying Your Home Dehumidifier

If you have a damp basement, you might already own or may be contemplating the merits of a dehumidifier to help remedy the problem.  This is a great start! Damp basements can cause all sorts of problems, including mold, mildew and the possibility over time of rotting of your foundation support structures. But you may wonder, will any dehumidifier work?

How does a dehumidifier operate?

Dehumidifiers have a fan inside the unit that pulls in high moisture air from surrounding areas. Inside the unit, cooling coils lower the temperature of the air that passes by them, pulling the moisture out of the air and into a collection chamber.

What additional features are important in a dehumidifier?

Pretty much any dehumidifier you buy should work as advertised, but as with any product, you will find some that are superior in various ways. Our certified professionals can provide a free evaluation of your basement or crawlspace and recommend or install top of the line Santa Fe dehumidifiers that fit your needs. Some of the key features that are offered in the Santa Fe line include:

  • Superior efficiency to save on energy costs
  • Quality components leading to longer functional life
  • A variety of sizes that fit the needs of the affected spaces
  • Additional options like muffle kits for quieter operation and duct kits for whole home dehumidification

Many homeowners are able to take simple steps to fix the humidity problems in their damp basement or crawlspace, but if you have questions or continuing concerns our experts are ready to help you with a free consultation. As a reminder, here are a few signs that you need to purchase a dehumidifier, or your current model is not solving your home humidity problem:

  • Musty smells or other odors originating from your basement or crawlspace
  • Visible or continuing mildew or mold problems
  • Indoor air that feels like you’re outside on an August summer day in Indiana!

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