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Fight Fall allergies with a dehumidifier

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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 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 Santa Fe 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 Santa Fe 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 Santa Fe 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

SANTA FE PRODUCT COMPARISON

Santa Fe 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.

Santa Fe Ultra70

Water Removal 70 Pints/Day 8.75 Gallons/Day
Efficiency 5.0 Pints/kWh
Energy Factor 2.40 L/kWh
Recommended ft² based on 8’-10’ ceilings Up to 1800 ft²
Air Filter MERV-13
Dimensions 12″ W 12″ H 28″ D
Weight 55 Lbs.

Santa Fe Ultra98

Water Removal 98 Pints/Day 12.25 Gallons/Day
Efficiency 6.1 Pints/kWh
Energy Factor 2.95 L/kWh
Recommended ft² based on 8’-10’ ceilings Up to 2300 ft²
Air Filter MERV-13
Dimensions 14.5″ W 19.5″ H 32.38″ D
Weight 81 Lbs.

Santa Fe Ultra120

Water Removal 121 Pints/Day 15.13 Gallons/Day
Efficiency 6.1 Pints/kWh
Energy Factor 2.95 L/kWh
Recommended ft² based on 8’-10’ ceilings Up to 3000 ft²
Air Filter MERV-13
Dimensions 14.38″ W 21″ H 32.19″ D
Weight 91 Lbs.

Santa Fe Ultra120V

Water Removal 124 Pints/Day 15.5 Gallons/Day
Efficiency 7.6 Pints/kWh
Energy Factor 3.6 L/kWh
Recommended ft² based on 8’-10’ ceilings Up to 3000 ft²
Air Filter MERV-13
Dimensions 26.75″ W 43.5″ H 18.75″ D
Weight 120 Lbs.

Santa Fe UltraMD33

Water Removal 33 Pints/Day 4.13 Gallons/Day
Efficiency 4.25 Pints/kWh
Energy Factor 2.0 L/kWh
Recommended ft² based on 8’-10’ ceilings Up to 1200 ft²
Air Filter Washable
Dimensions 14.19″ W 30″ H 5.75″ D
Weight 39 Lbs.

Santa Fe Ultra155

Water Removal 155 Pints/Day 19.38 Gallons/Day
Efficiency 7.3 Pints/kWh
Energy Factor 3.4 L/kWh
Recommended ft² based on 8’-10’ ceilings Up to 3500 ft²
Air Filter MERV-13
Dimensions 20.25″ W 21.75″ H 41.50″ D
Weight 140 Lbs.

Santa Fe Ultra205

Water Removal 205 Pints/Day 25.63 Gallons/Day
Efficiency 5.7 Pints/kWh
Energy Factor 2.7 L/kWh
Recommended ft² based on 8’-10’ ceilings Up to 5000 ft²
Air Filter MERV-13
Dimensions 20.25″ W 21.75″ H 41.5″ D
Weight 140 Lbs.
Santa Fe Ultra70
Santa Fe Ultra98
Santa Fe Ultra120
Santa Fe Ultra120V
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Santa Fe Ultra105
Santa Fe Ultra105
Brand

Santa Fe

Santa Fe

Santa Fe

Santa Fe

Santa Fe

Santa Fe

Santa Fe

Model

Ultra70

Ultra98

Ultra120

Ultra120V

UltraMD33

Ultra155

Ultra205

Water Removal

70 Pints/Day 8.75 Gallons/Day

98 Pints/Day 12.25 Gallons/Day

121 Pints/Day 15.13 Gallons/Day

124 Pints/Day 15.5 Gallons/Day

33 Pints/Day 4.13 Gallons/Day

155 Pints/Day 19.38 Gallons/Day

205 Pints/Day 25.63 Gallons/Day

Efficiency

5.0 Pints/kWh

6.1 Pints/kWh

6.1 Pints/kWh

7.6 Pints/kWh

4.25 Pints/kWh

7.3 Pints/kWh

5.7 Pints/kWh

Energy Factor

2.40 L/kWh

2.95 L/kWh

2.95 L/kWh

3.6 L/kWh

2.0 L/kWh

3.4 L/kWh

2.7 L/kWh

Recommended ft² based on 8’-10’ ceilings

Up to 1800 ft²

Up to 2300 ft²

Up to 3000 ft²

Up to 3000 ft²

Up to 1200 ft²

Up to 3500 ft²

Up to 5000 ft²

Air Filter

MERV-13

MERV-13

MERV-13

MERV-13

Washable

MERV-13

MERV-13

Dimensions

12″ W 12″ H 28″ D

14.5″ W 19.5″ H 32.38″ D

14.38″ W 21″ H 32.19″ D

26.75″ W 43.5″ H 18.75″ D

14.19″ W 30″ H 5.75″ D

20.25″ W 21.75″ H 41.50″ D

20.25″ W 21.75″ H 41.5″ D

Weight

55 Lbs.

81 Lbs.

91 Lbs.

120 Lbs.

39 Lbs.

140 Lbs.

140 Lbs.

* At 80°F amd 60% RH

** These units are not applicable to crawl spaces

Published on Sep 23 2020

Last Updated on Oct 12 2021

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