How to Install a Crawlspace Dehumidifier
Installing a crawlspace dehumidifier can help control moisture levels and improve the overall condition of your crawlspace.
Here are the steps you’ll need to take:
- Locate an area in your crawlspace where you can place your dehumidifier and measure out a space for it to fit snugly. Make sure there is room for air to flow around the dehumidifier, as this will ensure proper operation.
- Place your dehumidifier in the prepared space and make sure it is level and secure before moving on.
- Measure out an area for your drain line to run from the back of the dehumidifier and into a nearby floor drain, sump pump, or other suitable location.
- Run the drain line from the back of the dehumidifier to the chosen destination and secure it in place with clamps, as needed.
- Connect your dehumidifier to a nearby electrical outlet using an appropriately-sized extension cord or dedicated power supply. Make sure that the connection is secure and there’s no potential for it to become disconnected over time.
- Turn the dehumidifier on and adjust the settings as needed. Make sure that you check back periodically to make sure the settings are still set correctly, especially if your humidity levels change significantly.
- With your dehumidifier installed, it’s important to keep an eye on its function and performance. Make sure that the drain line is draining properly and that there are no leaks or other issues with the dehumidifier itself.
Best Crawlspace Dehumidifiers
Our company is the most trusted name in the crawlspace industry in Charlotte, North Carolina, and for many years, we have collaborated with a wide variety of crawlspace dehumidifier manufacturers.
Santa Fe Dehumidifiers
But when it comes to energy economy and performance, Santa Fe’s top-of-the-line dehumidifiers for residential and commercial properties are unmatched by anything else on the market.
Santa Fe dehumidifiers, which keep excessive moisture at bay regardless of the structure of your crawlspace, are now ranked as the market’s most efficient crawlspace dehumidifiers in terms of energy efficiency.
Here’s why Santa Fe dehumidifiers are the best:
- huge pint capacity
- are easy to drain
- have a variety of installation options
- every model is Energy Star-qualified (saves you on energy bills)
- fully customizable
- can operate as a freestanding or ducted model
- highly flexible
With the right dehumidifier, you can rest assured that your crawlspace will remain dry and healthy. At Freedom Crawlspace Services, we will make sure to provide you with the right information you need.
Call us if you need a dehumidifier installed today!
How Much Energy Does a Dehumidifier Use?
Dehumidifiers are often used in homes and businesses to reduce the amount of moisture in the air. This can help reduce the risk of mold, mildew, or other moisture-related issues from developing. But how much energy does a dehumidifier use?
The amount of energy that a dehumidifier consumes depends on the size and type of unit you are using. Generally speaking, a standard 20-pint (2.5 gallon) portable dehumidifier will use approximately 400 to 600 watts per hour when running.
For reference, this is roughly equivalent to the electricity used by two 100 watt light bulbs running continuously for the same time period. Smaller and/or more efficient models can consume significantly less energy than this – between 50 and 200 watts per hour – but it really depends on what type of model you have.
It’s also important to take into account the cost of electricity in your area when considering how much energy a dehumidifier uses. If your electric rate is higher than average, your monthly cost for running the dehumidifier will be higher as well.
In addition to energy costs, you should also consider how much noise the dehumidifier makes when it’s running. Some models are quieter than others and can be run without disturbing anyone in the house or workplace. If the noise from a unit is too loud, it may be worth it to invest in a quieter model.
Overall, a dehumidifier is a great tool for improving air quality and reducing moisture levels in any space. By taking into account all of the factors mentioned above, you’ll be able to make an informed decision about which model is right for you and find a unit that uses the least amount of energy possible.
With the right dehumidifier, you can save time, money, and energy while improving your indoor air quality.