Basements are naturally cooler than any other part of the house, which makes them more susceptible to high humidity. This can result in rust, mildew, mold and bad odors, which can pose as a serious health risk to anyone especially people with asthma. Anything that is stored in a basement is vulnerable to the effects of high humidity. Crawlspaces are also a problem area in homes because the moisture that accumulates in these spaces then migrates to the upper levels of the house. This has a direct impact on the cupping of hardwood floors, mold growth, increased air conditioner loads and the swelling of millwork or cabinetry. The excess amount of moisture in crawlspaces has also been related to increased energy consumption.
The Santa Fe Max Dry XT is designed to operate in the cooler temperatures of a basement as well as the crawl space conditions. These dehumidifiers successfully remove the odor-causing moisture and maintain the EPA recommended relative humidity levels of 30 to 50%. Sized for an area of 3,600 square feet, the Santa Fe Max Dry is the most energy efficient large capacity dehumidifier and is able to successfully remove up to 155 pints of moisture per day.
Performance and Technical Specs:
Power: 920 watts @ 80 oF and 60% RH
Supply Voltage: 115 volt- 1 phase- 60 Hz
Current Draw: 8.0 amps
Operating Temp: 56oF min., 95oF max
Sized for: 3600 sq. ft.
Efficiency: 7.3 Pints/kWh
Energy Factor: 3.5 L/kWh
Air Filter: MERV-11
Weight: 140 lbs