When the relative humidity in your crawl space exceeds 70% and condensation occurs, the likelihood of wood rot increases. Wood rot occurs when the moisture content is at 28% which happens when liquid water has made contact with the wood. When wood in your crawl space is damaged, there is potential that it will not be able to hold the weight of your home. Having a Santa Fe Dehumidifier in your encapsulated crawlspace can protect your home from wood rot due to moisture damage.
High humidity can affect the comfort in your home by causing you to feel hot and sticky. By decreasing the temperature of the air conditioner to get rid of the humidity, your home becomes cold and clammy. When you install a Santa Fe Dehumidifier, you can control the humidity in your home and always feel comfortable. By dehumidifying you home, you will feel more comfortable at a higher temperature – saving you money!
Turning on your air conditioner to solely remove excess humidity will always lead to higher energy costs because it uses more energy. Santa Fe Dehumidifiers are the most energy efficient on the market. Using one of our dehumidifiers, instead of your air conditioner, allows you to maintain relative humidity levels below the 60% during the spring, summer, and fall.
Improve the air quality in your home by installing a Santa Fe Dehumidifier in your encapsulated crawlspace or basement! With a high relative humidity, your home grows a risk for dust mites and mold in your home. So, how do we protect your home? By encapsulating your crawl space and installing a Santa Fe Dehumidifier, the moisture in the air decreases and the quality of air improves. Improving your indoor air quality by controlling moisture can reduce or even prevent symptoms of allergies including eye irritation, headaches and respiratory.
Pests are believed to cause more damage than fires and storms combined, so how do you protect yourself from pest damage? Encapsulate your crawlspace with a dehumidifier! Controlling moisture and encapsulating the crawlspace reduces the chances of a pest infestation.