Controlling Basement Dampness and Humidity

basement-humidity-controlStudies have shown that as much as 40% of the air in your home comes up from your basement or crawlspace. Due to this air flow, basement humidity control is a very important factor when you are looking to improve the air quality in your home.

Humidity levels in basements above 60% are not healthy

Based on the damp nature of a basement environment, basement humidity levels are commonly above 60%.

If high humidity in the basement (or in any other area of your home) is left untreated, these conditions will promote harmful mold, mildew, and even bacteria growth. The growth of mold, mildew and bacteria will cause allergens, musty odors, dust mites and numerous other problems in your home.

 

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Get $30 back when you purchase an ENERGY STAR certified dehumidifier.

This rebate is available from MassSaves to Massachusetts residential electric customers of Unitil, National Grid, EverSource and Cape Light Compact

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The American Lung Association, American Medical Association, and the EPA all recommend maintaining relative humidity levels in the 30% – 50% range in order to help eliminate these allergens. Ventilation and air conditioning alone cannot provide the basement humidity control you can get from our dehumidifier solutions. If you or someone in your home has asthma or some other type of respiratory problem it might be a good idea to have a basement evaluation.

A good basement dehumidifier is a wise investment.  Not all basement dehumidifiers are created equal and some brands and models are more expensive than others.  However, it is often the case that the more expensive brands and models will be more efficient and cost less to operate in the long run.

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The Santa Fe Classic™ is the first choice in dehumidifier solutions. These units are specifically designed for the basement environment and provide superior basement humidity control.

The high-capacity (275cfm) blower moves air in a way that no small store brand unit can. Its’ vertical configuration and flow-down design perform exceptionally well in basements. The optional condensate pump and ducting kits provide the flexibility necessary to provide easy basement humidity control in any home.

  • Star Listed – Removes 6 pints of water per kilowatt-hour.
  • Large Capacity – 100 pints per day / 2500 Square feet.
  • Low Temperature Operation – Engineered for basements, and the temperature and air flow issues that they present.
  • Superior Air Filtration – MERV-11 filtration is standard on the Santa Fe Classic, capturing particles and mold spores down to 1 micron in size.
  • No Emptying Buckets – Water is drained or pumped (optional) as the water is removed from the air.
  • Connect Multiple Rooms – Duct kits (optional) are available to connect multiple rooms.

We recommend and install the Santa Fe brand of dehumidifiers for the basement that is damp and musty.

The efficiency of the “Santa Fe Classic”, as well as other “Santa Fe” dehumidifiers consistently outperforms the competition by 2 to 1 when it comes to basement humidity control.  This is why we recommend only the Santa Fe brand of dehumidifier systems for your basement.  Take your basement humidity control to the next level. Explore your options for installing one of Rescon Basement Solutions Santa Fe dehumidifier solutions today.

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We have also prepared a dehumidifier operating cost comparison chart for you below.

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The cost/pint has been calculated using the “Energy Factor” established by Energy Star Ratings and multiplied by an electricity cost $0.15/kWh (New England Average)  The annual operating cost for each unit includes adjustments for CFM capacity and is based on removing 14 pints/day from a moderatly damp (750-1000sf) basement .

 

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