A damp, musty basement can affect your entire home, especially when this condition is aggravated by summer humidity. This condition, often ignored by conventional ventilation systems, is not only unpleasant, but can cause structural damage and affect you and your family’s health. These problems will get worse unless addressed.
The Humidex system that we offer is the most effective way to deal with these problems. In addition to controlling humidity for the entire home, the Humidex system will also eliminate odors and other airborne pollutants, such as household cleaning products, fumes from paints, furnishing, carpeting, etc. and provide all the fresh clean air you need year-round.
Indoor humidity levels, especially in basements and crawl spaces, can rise dramatically in the summer months and during the shoulder seasons. While some signs of excess moisture may be obvious, like condensation on windows, often times they are hidden in the crawlspaces and basements of the home. This polluted air below the house will eventually move to the rest of the house, carrying musty odors, contributing to poor indoor air quality and causing uncomfortably high humidity levels. Studies show that as much as 50 percent of the air in a home comes from these below-grade areas. Excess moisture in crawl spaces and basements often migrates to the upper levels of the home through a “stack effect.” In essence, whatever air is below the house is also inside the house. Stack effect is the movement of warm, dry air rising and escaping through the upper levels of the home and cooler, wet air finding its way into the lower levels in order for the home to equalize.
Controlling humidity is one of the most important steps you can take in protecting your home, ensuring your comfort, and safeguarding your family’s health. Santa Fe provides a full line of high-capacity, energy-efficient free standing dehumidifiers that are designed and manufactured for the ultimate in humidity control for basements, crawlspaces, and any other inside spaces that deserve the best in humidity control. Contact us today to discuss your home’s needs.