Helping to inform homeowners on Crawl Space Encapsulation

Crawl Space Dehumidifiers

Crawl space dehumidifiers come in a large range of both quality and sizes. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard a homeowner say “What?! Is it made of gold?” No they are not made of gold, but they do prevent the organism that is referred to as gold, MOLD. So no homeowner has ever seriously said “mold is gold”, but the mold industry has.

The truth about crawl space mold and mildew is you have a much better chance of getting hit by a car than you do getting the deadly “black mold” that has everyone on the run. Many of the mold species are black, but that does not mean it is the deadly kind.

 

The biggest value in a quality crawl space dehumidifier is, it does what you paid for it to do. Many people go out an buy a dehumidifier because the were told they needed one. That is a good start, but they really have to understand what they are buying the crawl space dehumidifier for.

The purpose is NOT to buy the cheapest one they can find, but too many do just that. In fact there is a huge market of cheap junk dehumidifiers just because that is what some/most people want to buy. The purpose should be to buy a unit that will 1.properly dehumidify, 2.run the most efficient and 3.be the least amount of money up front.

Once you have selected the right crawl space dehumidifier the next step is to make a moisture management plan. The moisture management plan is crucial in keeping control of the energy usage of the dehumidifier.

Many of the “cheap” dehumidifiers cost more to run for two main reasons- they can’t remove very much water and due to the first reason they run all the time.

Crawl Space Dehumidifiers

When it comes to crawl space dehumidifiers, quality means everything. A good high quality dehumidifier in the crawl space is extremely important. Unfortunately for homeowners, there’s several out there that just doesn’t perform the way you need. In the end, you’re left with a system that doesn’t work and a large bill to boot. Crawl […]

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Large Capacity Dehumidifiers

When it comes to crawl space dehumidifiers, there’s two main brands we trust. Santa Fe and Aprilaire. We’ve been using these two dehumidifier brands for years and it’s a product we’ve come to trust and rely on. For those of you that need large capacity dehumidifiers for your crawl space, we suggest the following units. […]

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Compact Air Plus™ Dehumidifier

The Compact Air Plus™ dehumidifier is a high quality product that was specifically built for encapsulated crawl spaces. Compact Air Plus™ Dehumidifier The Compact Air Plus™ dehumidifier comes with one of the best warranties in the crawl space industry. We’ve come to find that’s because […]

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AprilAire™ Dehumidifier

The Aprilaire dehumidifier is another top high quality dehumidifier brand for the crawl space and basement. We feel that Aprilaire is right in line with Santa Fe dehumidifiers in terms of performance and competitive pricing. AprilAire Dehumidifier 1830 70 Pint This crawl space dehumidifier has the following features: 5 year warranty 70 pints per day […]

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Santa Fe™ Dehumidifier

The Santa Fe dehumidifier is one of the best crawl space dehumidifiers you can find on the market. While Santa Fe has a wide range of dehumidifiers to choose from, based on our experiences, here’s the dehumidifiers we recommend.   Santa Fe Compact2 The Santa Fe Compact2 was named that for a reason. This dehumidifier […]

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