You open the door and peer down into the damp darkness. Instantly, your throat begins to itch. The musty, close smell invades your senses. Water hangs in the air and collects on the walls, dripping down to puddle on the floor. No, this isn’t the latest installment in an adventure series. But it could be describing your basement – without a dehumidifier – a real horror story!
Is a Basement Dehumidifier Worth the Investment?
Almost certainly- Yes. It can transform whole basement areas from wet to wonderful! A dehumidification system in your basement will eliminate the symptoms of a wet basement, such as rust and musty smells, as well as mildew and allergy-inducing molds. You also owe it to yourself to invest in the structural soundness of your home: a wet basement is harmful to the very foundation of your house. Most insurance premiums are money down the drain. If you think of this dehumidifier as insurance, then you have the extra payback of getting something positively useful for the money you pay out – reclaimed space for as long as you want. A basement dehumidifier will help you reclaim the space so you can take advantage of that area, for instance, to use as a family room. A basement dehumidifier is also an excellent choice for basements with several areas, for storage spaces, and even for small warehouses that are prone toward high humidity.
The Santa Fe 100 Pint High Capacity Dehumidifier: Ideal for Use in Basements
The Santa Fe 100 Pint model is a perfect choice for as a basement dehumidifier or crawlspace dehumidifier. This unit has the capacity to eliminate over 100 pints of moisture each day. This is almost triple the amount of which other dehumidifiers are capable. Energy-efficient, the Santa Fe 100 Pint Dehumidifier works in temperatures as low as 55 degrees Fahrenheit, which makes it a great solution for damp basements and wet crawlspaces. As an added bonus, the Santa Fe 100 Pint Dehumidifier actually returns dehumidified air to the space at a higher temperature than when it entered the unit. The result is a dryer, warmer area.
Additional Benefits of the Santa Fe 100 Pint Dehumidifier
This model has a host of great features to take into account. For example, the user controls the unit with an on/off dehumidistat and can choose a relative humidity setting between 20% and 80%. Convenience for the user is also at the top of this list, as the manufacturer has made it a point to engineer a 6-foot drain hose leading out of the unit. This model is also caster-mounted, so it has the flexibility of portable dehumidifiers. You can also relax knowing that this efficient, Energy Star rated machine is hitting the extra moisture hard, but not making a negative impact on your energy bill. Reclaim your basement with this worthwhile investment.