Crawl spaces are only 1 to 5 feet high, dark, and have high humidity levels; perfect conditions for the growth of mold and mildew. The excess moisture can eventually result in unhygienic air and decomposition odors that escape into your home. Crawl space dehumidifiers are designed to prevent this, and usually with good result.
For crawl space applications, we higly recommend products with effective drainage systems. Users of water tank dehumidifiers often complain of the small size of the tanks.
Since crawl spaces can get cold, low temperature operation is also something that should be considered when buying these dehumidifiers. There are brands that are built for temperatures as low as 31 degrees Fahrenheit. … [ Read More ]
Energy efficiency is another important feature, because crawl space dehumidifiers are expected to work for extended hours. Santa Fe dehumidifiers, for instance, are manufactured with bigger moisture removal coils that shorten the time needed for operation. They may cost more to buy, but considerable energy savings will save you money in the long run.
These specialized dehumidifiers are all designed to protect homes from molds, bugs, and termites. They absorb high amounts of water and are equipped with air filtration systems that can kill germs and other harmful microorganisms, which means contaminated air no longer flows into your living space. [ Minimize ]