Crawl Space High Humidity Problems
Does your home smell damp and have a stale odor? Do you notice that no matter how much the AC runs, your skin still feels sticky and sweaty? These are signs that you may have humid air in the home. Your home breathes by pulling outside air in through the crawl space up through your house. This is due to a process known as the stack effect. The stack effect pushes out the precious cool air and replaces it with hot, humid air, resulting in very high utility bills. Along with encapsulation and air sealing of the home, a crawl space dehumidifier may be the answer to this problem.
Alliance Restoration offers our crawl space dehumidifier services to homeowners in Arlington Heights, Barrington, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Mount Prospect, Mundelein, Vernon Hills, Lake Zurich, Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire, Schaumburg, Lake in the Hills, Crystal Lake, Wonder Lake and more.
Do I Need A Crawl Space Dehumidifier
The dehumidifier that you select for your home is very important, as there are many factors to think about. Buying the wrong unit can result in a problem where the dehumidifier lacks the capacity to keep up, causing big problems down the line. Be leery of the units sold in big box stores. They are often low capacity and have appeared in the news for recalls due to house fires.
Our crawl space dehumidifier of choice is the Santa Fe Compact 2. This unit works very well in crawl space conditions. Additionally, its small size allows for it to fit in small crawl spaces and even hang between floor joists. This dehumidifier not only controls moisture, but it will also clean the air with its MERV 8 air filtration. When we install the Compact 2 in your home, you will receive a 6 year warranty along with the perks of improved comfort, energy savings and cleaner air inside the home.
To see if your home is in need of a new crawl space dehumidifier, schedule a FREE consultation today.