Encapsulated Crawl Spaces: Dehumidifiers
Dehumidifiers are an essential component of keeping your crawl space dry. Mold thrives in damp, humid environments. Dehumidifiers create an environment hostile to mold and mildew growth. Crawl Space Solutions by Cowleys offers homeowners the Sanidry®® dehumidifier, which was developed to work in damp, moist basement and crawl space conditions.
This commercial-grade dehumidification unit is a different breed than the typical retail dehumidifier designed for use in living spaces. Sub-grade crawl spaces have their own little ecosystem within your home. The temperatures and humidity levels in your crawl space are, without exaggeration, more like a tropical rainforest. All that’s missing are a few toucans and gorillas. Crawl space conditions overwhelm the capabilities of a standard lightweight dehumidifier. And when it comes to dehumidifiers, don’t send in a boy to do a man’s job.
The super-duty Sanidry® dehumidifier is a dehumidifier on steroids. With features and specifications not found on standard models such as jumbo-sized cooling coils, electronic controls, and a particulate filter, these ENERGY STAR®-rated dehumidifiers are designed to deliver years of economical, trouble-free performance.
How do dehumidifiers work?
Dehumidifiers force air to give up its moisture by having a fan blow air over a metal coil that has been cooled by a refrigerant. Water then condenses into water droplets on the cold surface much like a glass of ice water forms water droplets on the outside of the glass on a humid summer afternoon. The droplets then drip into a reservoir or drain line. Cooling coils are the heart of a dehumidifier. That is why the Sanidry® unit was built with mega-sized cooling coils unlike anything available in a standard dehumidifier.
A crawl space dehumidifier does more than a dry out your home’s foundation. It improves indoor air quality by stopping mold and mildew growth and the musty odors that accompany them. Mold growth in a home is a true medical emergency. These microscopic airborne organisms trigger allergic reactions and respiratory ailments in many individuals. A heavy-duty crawl space dehumidifier keeps your indoor air clean and healthy. You and your family can take a deep breath without worrying about what is going into your lungs.