Your basement or crawlspace probably has too much in common with a tropical jungle. It's damp, it's a five-star bed and breakfast for pests and molds, and it's not exactly the kind of place you'd store a priceless quilt or wedding album. But all these problems could be treated with proper humidity control. Foundation Systems of Michigan can bring all the benefits of the desert to your basement or crawlspace - and your home - with our SaniDry XP System, a whole-house approach to environmental humidity control.
The basement or crawl space is part of the inside of a building as a whole. If there is high humidity and musty odors downstairs, it will affect the upstairs environment. Therefore, by drying your basement or crawl space, the SaniDry XP and SaniDry CSB Crawl Space Dehumidifier will help your whole house to be drier and healthier!
The SaniDry Basement Air Systems have more than 10 times the cold surface area of an average dehumidifier, as well as a very unique heat exchange core! This makes it ultra efficient! In fact, the SaniDry XP can remove four times the water out of the air, while only using the same 6.75 amps (742 Watts) of energy as a household dehumidifier.
Dry air is less costly and easier to heat and air condition. A full 30% of an air conditioner's load is to remove humidity. By starting with dry air, you will save on air conditioning costs, due to your SaniDry XP unit!
Drier air also helps with mold and allergens. In general, mold will not grow at less than 60% relative humidity. Dust mites absorb moisture out of the air but typically only in conditions where relative moisture is more than 60%. The SaniDry will reduce relative humidity to less than 60%, where mold struggles to grow and dust mites will die off.
The SaniDry XP isn't built on hype. It's built to get the job done (think of it as an air purifier on steroids!). Using a standard MERV 11 filter (which is only 1 step below HEPA but with increased air flow) it removes particles as small as 2 microns from the air. So what does that mean for you? At 4-6 microns is an American households #1 allergen: dust mite feces. Second to that is standard household dust, which the SaniDry takes care of with ease. Adding to this list, other particles pulled from the air include: Mold, Bacteria, and Smoke Particles.
With an optional "Activated Carbon Filter" you will actually notice that your air smells cleaner; perfect for that musty smell that's been keeping you out of your basement. View this PDF to see what exactly is being pulled out of the air.
The SaniDry XP is a powerful and effective dehumidifier - big enough to do the job. It will dry the air and automatically drain the water out of a hose, so you never have to empty it, like a conventional dehumidifier. The SaniDry XP will take four times the water out of the air as a typical dehumidifier, yet uses the same energy!
The SaniDry XP has a powerful blower to draw the damp musty air in and move the dry, clean air back out into the basement. The SaniDry unit can stand alone in a finished or unfinished basement and can dry up to 2,500 square feet.
The SaniDry CSB will dry the air (up to 6000 square feet, 3 feet high) in your crawlspace or basement and automatically drain the water -- so you never have to empty it.
For more information on our SaniDry systems, call us at 1-877-DRY-MICH or send an email to info@DryMich.com.
Looking for a price? Get a no cost, no obligation free estimate.