If you store anything of value in your basement or if you use your basement as living space, it is important to keep the moisture levels low. Relative humidity levels rising above 70% stimulate the growth of mold, mildew, bacteria and other biological allergens, which generate musty basement odors. These conditions must also be prevented in microenvironments such as underneath carpeting, rugs, or storage boxes. The Santa Fe is the most energy-efficient dehumidifier in the industry and offers time-tested technology to maintain 50% or less relative humidity in your home as recommended by the EPA, American Lung Association, and American Medical Association.
Studies have shown that as much as 50% of the air in your home comes up from your basement or crawlspace. This air is often higher in relative humidity and carries with it various allergens and musty odors. When conditions linger above 60% relative humidity for extended periods of time, mold, mildew, and bacteria growth are stimulated.
The American Lung Association, American Medical Association, and the EPA recommend maintaining relative humidity level in the 30% – 50% range. Ventilation and air conditioning alone cannot provide the protection offered by a premium dehumidifier like the Sante Fe.
The Santa Fe will help maintain the structural integrity of your home, inhibit mold growth, and improve the indoor air quality of your home by removing odor-causing moisture to protect your home and family from the consequences of high humidity.
The Santa Fe Dehumidifiers remove odor-causing moisture and maintains EPA recommended relative humidity levels of 30 to 50%—ideal conditions for an odor free storage space or comfortable living space for you and your family.