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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?
We'd like to share with you a few key points on what makes a great crawl space dehumidifier, as well as what you can do to make sure it's working. Eliminate damp, musty odors in your crawl space once and for all by drying and filtering the air! Island Basement Systems can help you choose and install the best dehumidifier for your home.
If you'd like a free crawl space dehumidifier quote, send us a call or e-mail today! Our service area includes the British Columbia area, particularly Powell River, Comox, Central Saanich, Sooke, Cobble Hill, Qualicum Beach, Sidney, North Sannich, Parksville and many areas nearby.
We see crawl space dehumidifiers set up like the one shown all too often. Notice the cans underneath the legs, placed there to keep it 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 is run continuously, costing you a bundle in utility bills.
If you ever have standing water in the space, install a crawl space sump pump before trying to dehumidify. You should also seal off the vents and install a crawl space vapor barrier. This will limit the amount of water vapor and humidity in your crawl space.
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 or drywell, or a special condensation pump can be added to discharge the water outside of your home.
If you have a dehumidifier in your crawl space, and the area is still damp, musty, and mouldy, 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 means twice the noise, twice the electricity used, and very often, a crawl space that is still damp.
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 SaniDry™ Sedona (see the comparison in photo) helps it handle a 6,000 square foot crawl space, at 3 " high. An adjustable knob lets you decide how dry you want your crawlspace -- just set it and forget it!
The SaniDry Sedona offers giant performance in a small package. It's the world's most efficient, high-performance dehumidifier, without a bulky heat exchange core. The Sedona easily fits in small crawl spaces, yet has a powerful blower to effectively dry large crawl spaces. Mold and mildew are common in crawl spaces, but the Sedona keeps the relative humidity below 55%, so mold won't stand a chance. As a high-efficiency ENERGY STAR® certified dehumidifier, the Sedona removes more moisture (100 pints per day) for less electricity cost than conventional models.
The SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier drains automatically and has a humidity sensor that monitors the air, so once it's installed, there's nothing else to do. Your crawl space will be drier and healthier - and so will the rest of your home too!
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This innovative system is ideal for helping to keep your crawl space or basement warm, dry, and mould-free! A SaniDry™ Sedona can be installed in your home quickly and includes a written warranty.
Let us help you dry your crawl space! Call or e-mail Island Basement Systems today for a free crawl space dehumidifier quote! We service the British Columbia area, including Powell River, Comox, Central Saanich, Sooke, Cobble Hill, Qualicum Beach, Sidney, North Sannich, Parksville and nearby.