Solutions for Musty Basements
Does your basement smell like a basement? Is it damp and
musty? Have you been frustrated by home dehumidifiers that
are ineffective? The Santa Fe Ultra Efficient Dehumidifier is
guaranteed to dry out your basement and eliminate those
musty basement odors or your money back.
Santa Fe – Whole Home Dehumidification
* Basement Ventilation Systems
* Mold Remediation Services
* Air Testing, Moisture Assessments
Moisture in the home.
Moisture in the home has many sources: plants, pets, people,
cooking, washing, ground water, and most importantly, the
air. The moisture from the outside air infiltrating the home is
enough to overwhelm residential dehumidifiers. A large-capacity
dehumidifier is necessary to ensure that enough moisture
is removed to prevent mold, mildew, and bacterial growth.
The moisture in the air (humidity) is constantly trying to
equalize throughout the house. If there is more humidity
upstairs, it works its way downstairs, and vice versa.
The amount of moisture in the air is referred to as the specific
humidity. It is the weight of the water found in a pound of air.
The specific humidity is expressed as a decimal, e.g., .012 lb.
The amount of moisture present in the air at a specific temperature
in relation to the maximum amount the air can hold is
relative humidity (RH). It is affected by the air temperature
and is expressed as a percentage, e.g., 60% RH. The cooler
the air is, the less moisture it can hold. To the right, you can
see that, although the temperature and relative humidity vary,
the specific humidity remains the same. Basements are naturally
cooler than the rest of the house. This means that the relative
humidity is always higher in the basement.
Benefits of owning a Santa Fe.
Relative humidity levels rising above 55% stimulate the
growth of mold, mildew, bacteria and other biological
allergens, which generates those “musty” basement odors.
The lower relative humidity eliminates those musty odors.
Your basement won’t smell like a basement! The Santa Fe
Ultra Efficient Dehumidifier will maintain the basement
relative humidity between 45-50%. And unlike other residential
dehumidifiers that feeze-up in cool conditions, the Santa
Fe is designed to operate down to 550 and will continue to
effectively remove humidity. The Santa Fe also adds a little
heat to the basement air. So a cold, damp basement becomes
a little warmer and a lot drier.
The reduced humidity creates a less hospitable climate for
many “bugs,” including dust mites, centipedes, silver-fish,
and spiders. Your basement will have fewer “creepy critters.”
Now your basement can be used for additional comfortable
living space and the safe storage of clothing, books, heirlooms,
and collectibles. Therma-Stor dehumidifiers can be found in
museums, libraries, and art galleries.
We also sell and install "Musty Basement Solution" brand humidity ventilation systems