Crawl Space Repair in CO & NM, including Canon City, Durango & Grand Junction.

Choosing the Best Dehumidifier for Your Basement or Crawl Space

Basement Dehumidifier in Grand Junction

If you have a dehumidifier in your basement or crawl space and the space is still damp and musty, then there's an obvious conclusion: it's not doing its job.

Dehumidifiers are often set to automatically shut off when the space is dry enough. If it doesn't shut off, then the space is never at that acceptable dry level.

If your dehumidifier includes a collection tray, expect it to fill with water about once every 12 hours or so. If you're only emptying it once a week, then it's hardly ever working at all!

There's a lot to look for when shopping for a dehumidifier. To help you pick the best for your basement or crawl space, Silver River Basement Systems offers these five key features that make a dehumidifier one of the best. If you're ready to learn more about basement or crawl space dehumidifiers or would like a price quote, call or contact us online today for a free dehumidification estimate!

1. Your Dehumidifier should be Powerful Enough to do the Job

The most common basement dehumidifier complaint that we hear comes when a homeowner has purchased a dehumidifier that runs constantly but does not dry the basement. The end result for this is a continuously damp, moldy space, with the only difference being a higher energy bill.

You could spend more money and buy a second dehumidifier. However, the end result of this will be an expensive and inefficient solution. Twice the dehumidifiers means twice the noise, twice the electricity, and, very often, a basement that's still damp. Instead of taking this route, start off right with a powerful 100-liter crawl space or basement dehumidifier that will assure that the moisture in the space is being removed in an energy-efficient method. The SaniDry™ Dehumidifier is able to dehumidify an entire basement, using a powerful blowing motor that will send dry air all over the space.

2. Find an Energy-Efficient Dehumidifier

Few dehumidifiers come with an ENERGY STAR® rated dehumidifier, but these are really worth it. The best dehumidifiers can do more than twice the work at less than a third of the energy usage, saving you a lot of money in the long run.

If you are concerned about the energy usage of your crawl space or basement dehumidifier, you may also want to find a model that allows you to adjust your dehumidifier to a specific level of dryness. This way, you can set it to full-blast if you want the most comfortable environment that is easiest on your cooling bills (humid air is more expensive to cool than dry air), or you can simply set it to keep the space dry enough to help prevent mold growth.

3. Install a Self-Draining Dehumidifier

Cheap home dehumidifiers come with a collection tray that will fill up with water about every 12 hours. This means that keeping your basement dry involves emptying this tray 14 times a week or more. However, most homeowners will fall into a routine where they're emptying it only once weekly. This means that your dehumidifier's tray will fill and shut off right away, allowing it to work only 7% of the time, whereas the humidity goes unchecked the other 93%. Why bother?

Your time and energy is too important for you to have to continually empty humidity collection trays- find a dehumidifier that can drain the water away by itself. Basement and crawl space dehumidifiers can be set to drain to a sump pump, a sink, or other available opening, or they can be hooked up to a condensate pump that's designed to discharge the water through a tube run through the home's rim joist. No matter which option you choose, your dehumidifier will be much more convenient and effective.

4. Your Dehumidifier Should Include an Air Filter

If you're hoping to fight mold, mildew, and dust mites by dehumidifying the basement or crawl space, then take your efforts to the next level. There are dehumidifiers on the market today that can filter particles out of the air as small as 2 microns while they dehumidify the space. While these systems are not air purification systems, they're able to filter out dust mite waste, mold spores, pollen, and a variety of other home allergens commonly found in a basement. Dehumidifiers can also come with an odor filter, which is great for removing that musty smell that is sometimes common in a basement or crawl space.

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5. Duct your Dehumidifier into the Finished Space

If you're finishing the basement, the last thing you want to see in the newly finished space is a basement dehumidifier in the corner.

This problem can easily be avoided by installing the dehumidifier in a closet or in an unfinished section of the basement. However, to do this, your basement dehumidifier will need a blower that's powerful enough to be ducted out of the space so it can keep the entire finished area dry.

Basement And Crawl Space Dehumidifier

Silver River Basement Systems of Colorado & New Mexico and surrounding areas has the crawl space and basement dehumidifier you'll need to dry your space. The SaniDry™ Basement Dehumidifier they offer is an Energy Star-rated solution for your home that will keep the space dry the way it was meant to. It's designed to be self-draining and its powerful blower can send dry air all over the basement. An air filter can remove dust mite waste, pollen, and most mold spores out of the air while an optional odor filter keeps the air clean and fresh. If you'd like a free, no-obligation quote, call or contact [contact] today! We serve Greater Grand Junction.

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Serving CO & NM including the Greater Grand Junction area
Our Colorado & New Mexico Service Area
Cities in Alamosa County, CO
Alamosa
Hooper
Mosca

Cities in Archuleta County, CO
Arboles
Chromo
Pagosa Springs

Cities in Conejos County, CO
Antonito
Capulin
Conejos
La Jara
Manassa
Romeo
Sanford

Cities in Delta County, CO
Austin
Cedaredge
Cory
Crawford
Delta
Eckert
Hotchkiss
Lazear
Paonia

Cities in Dolores County, CO
Cahone
Dove Creek
Rico

Cities in Fremont County, CO
Canon City
Coal Creek
Coaldale
Cotopaxi
Florence
Hillside
Howard
Penrose
Rockvale

Cities in Gunnison County, CO
Almont
Crested Butte
Gunnison
Ohio City
Parlin
Pitkin
Powderhorn
Somerset

Cities in Hinsdale County, CO
Lake City

Cities in La Plata County, CO
Bayfield
Durango

Cities in Mesa County, CO
Clifton
Collbran
De Beque
Fruita
Gateway
Glade Park
Grand Junction
Loma
Mack
Mesa
Molina
Palisade
Whitewater

Cities in Mineral County, CO
Creede

Cities in Montezuma County, CO
Cortez
Dolores
Lewis
Mancos
Mesa Verde National Park
Pleasant View
Towaoc
Yellow Jacket

Cities in Montrose County, CO
Bedrock
Cimarron
Montrose
Naturita
Nucla
Olathe
Paradox
Redvale

Cities in Ouray County, CO
Ouray
Ridgway

Cities in Saguache County, CO
Crestone
Moffat
Saguache
Sargents
Villa Grove

Cities in San Juan County, CO
Silverton

Cities in San Miguel County, CO
Egnar
Norwood
Ophir
Placerville
Telluride

Cities in Rio Arriba County, NM
Abiquiu
Alcalde
Canjilon
Canones
Cebolla
Chama
Chimayo
Cordova
Coyote
Dixon
Dulce
El Rito
Embudo
Espanola
Gallina
Hernandez
La Madera
Lindrith
Los Ojos
Medanales
Petaca
Tierra Amarilla
Truchas
Vallecitos
Velarde
Youngsville

Cities in San Juan County, NM
Aztec
Blanco
Bloomfield
Farmington
Flora Vista
Fruitland
Kirtland
La Plata
Nageezi
Navajo Dam
Newcomb
Sanostee
Sheep Springs
Shiprock
Waterflow

Our Locations:

Silver River Basement Systems
P.O. Box 905
Ship:1871 North Hwy. 149
Lake City, CO 81235
1-970-238-8873