Crawl Space High Humidity Problems
Does your home smell damp and have a stale odor? Do you notice that regardless of how much the air conditioning runs, your skin still feels sticky and sweaty? These are indicators that you may have high humidity in the home. Your home breathes by pulling outside unconditioned air in through the crawl space up through your house. This is known as the stack effect. This pushes out the precious conditioned air and replaces it with hot and humid air that makes you feel uncomfortable and results in very high utility bills. A high capacity crawl space dehumidifier is the solution to this problem along with encapsulation and proper air sealing of the home.
Alliance Restoration offers our crawl space dehumidifier installation service 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 incredibly important. There are many factors and specifications to consider. Purchasing and installing the wrong unit can result in a situation where the dehumidifier lacks the capacity to dehumidify the area, the unit runs continuously or even worse...it burns up. Be leery of the dehumidifiers sold in big box stores. They are typically low capacity, foreign made and have been in the news for recalls due to house fires.
Our crawl space dehumidifier of choice is the Santa Fe Compact 2. This unit is made in the USA and designed specifically for the crawl space environment. It's small size allows for it to fit in low clearance crawl spaces and even hang between floor joists. This high capacity dehumidifier not only controls humidity, but it will also clean the air with it's MERV 8 air filtration. When we install the Compact 2 in your home, you will receive a 6 year warranty along with the benefits of improved comfort, energy savings and cleaner air inside the home.
To determine if your home is in need of a high capacity crawl space dehumidifier, schedule a Free consultation today.