Fight Fall allergies with a dehumidifier

Ultra Aire by Santa Fe

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When the leaves start to fall and the air cools, a host of allergens can cause an itchy throat, teary and red eyes, sniffles, and sneezing. According to WebMD.com, ragweed is the biggest allergy trigger in the fall. Though it usually starts to release pollen with cool nights and warm days in August, it can last into September and October. About 75% of people allergic to spring plants also have reactions to ragweed

common fall Allergens

  • Ragweed and pollen
  • Mold and mildew
  • Dust mites
  • Pet dander and fur

Looking for allergy relief?

Designed to work with your home’s HVAC system, an Ultra Aire by Santa Fe whole-home ventilating dehumidifier brings in fresh, filtered outdoor air. This process dilutes allergens and contaminants, all while dehumidifying the entire home to maintain a set relative humidity (RH) level. With superior MERV-13 filtration, an Ultra Aire dehumidifier can remove 90% of the common fall allergens.

Additional Benefits of Ventilation

An airtight and well-insulated home restricts air infiltration from the outside, which allows pollutants and moisture levels to accumulate inside. According to the US Department of Energy, controlling moisture can make your home more energy-efficient, less costly to heat and cool, and more comfortable. Proper ventilation should also be part of a moisture control strategy.

What is MERV?

The term “MERV” (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) was created and is used by “ASHRAE” (American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers). The “MERV 13” gets its rating from undergoing strict tests and passing certain requirements. The MERV 13 requires filters of that name to trap particles ranging in size from up to 10 microns in diameter down to 0.3 microns in diameter (smaller than the thinnest human hair). In other words, this is a highly efficient filter capable of trapping 90% of airborne particles and allergens such as mold spores, dust particulates, pollen spores, pet dander, and bacteria down to 0.3 microns in size.

Plan of attack

Outdoor allergens such as pollen and mold spores found on damp, fallen leaves can come through open windows and cling to your clothes.

During peak times, be sure to:

  • Add an Ultra Aire whole-home ventilating dehumidifier to your HVAC system
  • Keep your home and car windows closed
  • Take off your shoes and jacket before entering your home
  • Vacuum carpets and upholstery regularly
  • Bathe your animals more often

Dust mites, pet dander, and fur are common indoor allergens that tend to be an all-year-round nuisance.

Steps to keep them at a manageable level:

  • Add an Ultra Aire whole-home ventilating dehumidifier to your HVAC system
  • Clean air vents throughout the house before turning the central heating unit on for the first time after summer
  • Cover your mattress and pillows in dust-proof covers
  • Regularly wash all bedding in hot water (130°F or higher)
  • Wash and groom pets regularly
  • Consider only allowing pets in specific areas of the home and keep them off furniture
  • Keep litter boxes and pet bedding away from air vents

ULTRA AIRE BY SANTA FE PRODUCT COMPARISON

Ultra Aire has a full line of high-efficiency, whole-home dehumidifiers to choose from. If you are not sure which dehumidifier is right for you, please call 800-533-7533 or contact us and we will help you find just what you need.

Dehumidifier
Water Removal
Curent Draw
Efficiency
Energy Factor
Tightly Sealed Crawl Space
Moderately Sealed Crawl Space
Loosely Sealed Crawl Space
Tightly Sealed Basement
Moderately Sealed Basement
Loosely Sealed Basement
Air Filter
Dimensions
Weight

70 Pints/Day 8.75 Gallons/Day

5.1 Amps

5.0 Pints/kWh

2.40 L/kWh

NA

Up to 1800 ft²

NA

NA

Up to 1800 ft²

NA

MERV-13

12″ W
12″ H
28″ D

55 Lbs.

98 Pints/Day 12.25 Gallons/Day

5.9 Amps

6.1 Pints/kWh

2.95 L/kWh

NA

Up to 2300 ft²

NA

NA

Up to 2300 ft²

NA

MERV-13

14.5″ W
19.5″ H
32.38″ D

81 Lbs.

121 Pints/Day 15.13 Gallons/Day

7.3 amps

6.1 Pints/kWh

2.95 L/kWh

NA

Up to 3000 ft²

NA

NA

Up to 3000 ft²

NA

MERV-13

14.38″ W
21″ H
32.19″ D

91 Lbs.

124 Pints/Day 15.5 Gallons/Day

5.8 Amps

7.6 Pints/kWh

3.6 L/kWh

NA

NA

NA

NA

Up to 3000 ft²

NA

MERV-13

26.75″ W
43.5″ H
18.75″ D

120 Lbs.

33 Pints/Day 4.13 Gallons/Day

2.8 Amps

4.25 Pints/kWh

2.0 L/kWh

NA

NA

NA

NA

Up to 1200 ft²

NA

Washable

14.19″ W
30″ H
5.75″ D

39 Lbs.

184 Pints/Day 23 Gallons/Day

11.1 Amps

6.6 Pints/kWh

3.1 L/kWh

NA

NA

NA

NA

Up to 4000 ft²

NA

MERV-13

20.25″ W
21.75″ H
41.50″ D

55 lbs

155 Pints/Day 19.38 Gallons/Day

8.0 Amps

7.3 Pints/kWh

3.4 L/kWh

NA

Up to 3500 ft²

NA

NA

Up to 3500 ft²

NA

MERV-13

20.25″ W
21.75″ H
41.50″ D

140 Lbs.

205 Pints/Day 25.63 Gallons/Day

13.2 Amps

5.7 Pints/kWh

2.7 L/kWh

NA

Up to 5000 ft²

NA

NA

Up to 5000 ft²

NA

MERV-13

20.25″ W
21.75″ H
41.5″ D

140 Lbs.

* At 80°F amd 60% RH
** These units are not applicable to crawl spaces
*** Specifications based on high mode. For normal mode, see product specification sheet.