A great way to control the humidity in your crawl space and avoid moisture damage is by installing a crawl space dehumidifier. While other waterproofing systems work to keep water out, a dehumidifier is a great way to avoid humidity in the air and keep your crawl space a clean, dry environment
With all of the dehumidifier options on the market, choosing the best one for you can sometimes seem overwhelming. How large of a unit will you need? What kind of options make for a low-maintenance, high-functioning design? These are all questions that our waterproofing experts are happy to answer for you. At Foundation Recovery Systems, we only offer the most high-quality products on the market, so you can have peace of mind knowing that your crawl space is protected.
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Eliminate damp, musty odors in your crawl space once and for all by drying and filtering the air! We can help you choose and install the best dehumidifier for your home. Here are some tips for our dehumidifiers:
Seal Your Crawl Space from Outside Air
In the moisture control business, all too often we see crawl space dehumidifiers set up like the one shown on the right. Notice the cans underneath the legs? Those were placed there to keep the dehumidifier above the floodwater line. This poor dehumidifier doesn’t stand a chance! Two-foot floods aside, this system is up against a vented crawl space. As soon as it dries the air, new outside air is there to replace it, and it will never keep up. Your unit can’t possibly work in a vented space, no matter how powerful it is. What a dehumidifier will do in a vented crawl space is run continuously, costing you a bundle in utility bills. Before trying to dehumidify the space, install a crawl space sump pump if you ever have standing water in the space. You should also seal off the vents, and install a crawl space vapor barrier. This will limit the new air reaching your system and will give your dehumidifier a chance to dry the space.
Install A Self-Draining Dehumidifier
Once you’ve installed your crawl space dehumidifier, you’re probably not going to want to think about it again. However, if that dehumidifier includes a water collection tray, your dehumidifier may be full to capacity and shut off automatically in as little as 12 hours. Who wants to go into their crawl space every day to empty a collection tray? Even in a clean, well-maintained space, it’s a chore most people would pass on if they could. Our SaniDry Sedona™ has got you covered. With a self-draining design, it can remove up to 109 pints of water per day in your crawl space without ever needing to have its collection tray emptied. It can empty to a sump pump, drywell, or a special condensation pump can be added to discharge the water outside.
Find A Powerful Dehumidifier
If you have a dehumidifier in your crawl space and the area is still damp, musty, and moldy, then you can make an obvious conclusion: it’s not doing its job. The answer is not to buy a second dehumidifier! Twice the units mean twice the noise and electricity used, and often does not even dry your crawl space. The SaniDry Sedona™ is a crawl space dehumidifier that’s strong enough for the job! Its powerful 240 CFM blowing motor will circulate air throughout your humid crawl space, drying everything out and keeping it dry all the time! The large cold coil surface of the dehumidifier (see comparison in photo) helps it handle a 6,000 square foot crawl space, at 3 feet high. An adjustable knob lets you decide how dry you want your crawlspace– just set it and forget it!
Make Sure It’s Energy Efficient
Typical hardware store dehumidifiers can really tank up on energy usage! In many cases, these systems can cost you 11 cents or more to remove a single pint of water. Hardware store systems simply don’t have a large enough cold coil space to efficiently remove water from the air. Small coils mean the system works harder, which means you pay more to run an inferior dehumidifier. Our SaniDry Sedona™ crawl space dehumidifier has a unique heat exchange system that helps it achieve an ENERGY STAR® rating! With an operating temperature of 40°F – 95°F, it’s optimal for the cool crawl space environment! Install a warrantied SaniDry Sedona™ system in your crawl space! This innovative system is ideal for helping to keep your crawl space or basement warm, dry, and mold-free! A SaniDry Sedona™ can be installed in your home quickly and includes a written warranty. Let us help you dry your crawl space.