Basement and Crawlspace Humidity Control
Studies have shown that as much as 50% of the air in your home comes up from your basement or crawlspace. This air is often higher in moisture content, and carries with it various allergens and musty odors. When conditions linger above 60% relative humidity for extended periods of time, mold, mildew, and bacteria growth is stimulated. Dry Otters has many options for helping Wisconsin and Northern Illinois homeowners design quality humidity control.
High Humidity Contributes to poor basement conditions
Levels of humidity in the basement that exceed much past 50% relative humidity in the basement can help to create conditions that are suitable for mold. Basement and crawlspace mold require an amount of moisture, dark places and organic material to use and break down as food. This combination can allow mold colonies to become uncontrollable quickly.
Too little moisture content in the air can change the air quality of the home as well. Adding too little moisture to the rest of the home can force people to feel uncomfortable, experience dry skin, bloody noses, or trouble breathing. Humidity levels are a delicate balance between too much and too little. It’s important, when dealing with a basement or crawlspace, to be aware of the humidity levels and the efficiency of the machine handling the conditions.
Control Basement and Crawlspace Humidity
A Santa Fe Classic™ dehumidifier helps turn your basement space into living space. The American Lung Association, American Medical Association, and the EPA recommend maintaining relative humidity level in the 30% – 50% range. Ventilation and air conditioning alone cannot provide the protection offered by a high capacity dehumidifier like the Santa Fe Classic.
Protecting your family, and your biggest investment, is worth the best. Your basement isn’t truly finished until you have a quality dehumidifier installed.
The Santa Fe Classic Basement Dehumidifier is one option to help control humidity and moisture in your basement.