September is Mold Awareness Month

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes September as National Mold Awareness Month. This month is designed to inform, educate and raise awareness about the adverse health effects due to exposure to indoor molds.

MOLD FACTS

  • Mold is a problem that arises from high humidity in a home
  • This fungus feeds on organic substances and survives in moist conditions
  • Mold is linked to allergies and produces harmful chemicals such as VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and mycotoxins
  • Health hazards related to mold include coughing, wheezing, running eyes/nose, skin rashes, muscular aches, loss of appetite, inability to concentrate, and fatigue

Source: EPA (10 Things You Should Know About Mold)

Preventing future mold growth

Here are some steps you can take to prevent mold from growing in your home.

KEEP HUMIDITY LOW

High heat and humidity along with stagnant air provide the perfect breeding ground for mold.

VENTILATE

Dry out and ventilate areas of your home regularly, especially small, damp areas of your home such as your bathrooms. Bathrooms require ventilation fans to run for at least 30 minutes after a shower or bath to ensure that the area is adequately dry in order to prevent mold.

FIX LEAKS

Be on the lookout for any leaky pipes or plumbing issues that can create excess moisture in small, poorly ventilated spaces such as the basement, attic, bathrooms and garage. If you see any leaky pipes, repair them immediately and check the area for mold.

REDUCE MOISTURE

The best way to prevent mold growth in your home is to maintain a healthy humidity level with a dehumidifier. 


THE BEST DEFENSE STARTS HERE.

Santa Fe and Ultra Aire by Santa Fe feature the most complete line of dehumidifiers. From whole home dehumidification to standalone, we have dehumidifiers to take on any application.

SANTA FE PRODUCT COMPARISON

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Santa Fe has four high-efficiency free-standing 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

Up to 2600 ft²

Up to 2200 ft²

Up to 1800 ft²

Up to 2200 ft²

Up to 2000 ft²

Up to 1800 ft²

MERV-13

12″ W
12″ H
21″ D

55 lbs

90 Pints/Day 11.25 Gallons/Day

5.7 Amps

6.1 Pints/kWh

2.88 L/kWh

Up to 3000 ft²

Up to 2600 ft²

Up to 2200 ft²

Up to 2600 ft²

Up to 2400 ft²

Up to 2200 ft²

MERV-13

14.5″ W
19.4″ H
26″ D

80 lbs

155 Pints/Day 19.375 Gallons/Day

8.0 Amps

7.3 Pints/kWh

3.40 L/kWh

Up to 4400 ft²

Up to 4000 ft²

Up to 3600 ft²

Up to 4000 ft²

Up to 3800 ft²

Up to 3600 ft²

MERV-13

21.25″ W
21.75″ H
38″ D

140 lbs

110 Pints/Day 13.75 Gallons/Day

6.4 Amps

6.3 Pints/kWh

3.00 L/kWh

N/A**

N/A**

N/A**

Up to 2900 ft²

Up to 2700 ft²

Up to 2500 ft²

MERV-13

20″ W
36″ H
17″ D

110 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.

ULTRA AIRE BY SANTA FE PRODUCT COMPARISON

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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.