Crawl space dehumidifiers are the piece that ties the crawl space together. Dehumidifiers provide some of the essential benefits of maintaining a healthy crawl space. Automated humidity control, moisture control in the wood, healthy air, mold growth prevention, auto draining, and clean insulation are just some of the reasons to install one in your crawl space.
Crawl Space Brothers sells and installs Aprilaire Dehumidifiers. Aprilaire has been the industry leader in humidifier/dehumidifier manufacturing since 1954. Every Aprilaire dehumidifier is designed and made in the USA. Aprilaire is just like Crawl Space Brothers, and they specialize in one field, dehumidifiers. Aprilaire has the best warranty in the industry, and it’s 5-years of bumper to bumper protection. Crawl Space Brothers is proud to have Aprilaire as their partner.
Under house dehumidifiers, aka crawl space dehumidifiers, are appliances that do several things. First and foremost, they dry out the air under the house, resulting in a healthy and stable relative humidity level in the air. Secondly, crawl space dehumidifiers circulate and filter the air. This is important to have a healthy airspace inside the home and to maintaining healthy insulation under the home. Almost every crawl space in the south needs a great dehumidifier!
One of the common questions asked when going through the dehumidifier installation process is “which dehumidifier is best”? Crawl Space Brothers has worked with several different kinds of dehumidifiers throughout the years and has determined the Aprilaire dehumidifiers are the best you can get! They have the best filter, fan, discharge system, warranty, energy efficiency, quietness, built-in humidity control, and overall functionality.
The filter cleans dust, mold spores, fiberglass particles, and dust mites out of the air. The best part about these filters is that they are easily removable for cleaning! With Aprilaire, you do not have to buy filters.
The most common issue with dehumidifiers is that the fan/motor burns out. Aprilaire uses the best quality components that are made here in the USA. Their fans inside the units last 6-8 years on average and are warrantied for 5 years.
Aprilaire has an automated water drain/discharge system. It feeds into a PVC pipe that is then run outside of the crawl space. This ensures you never have to empty the water bucket on another dehumidifier again!
The warranty on all Aprilaire dehumidifiers is 5 years bumper to bumper. Most companies have a 1-2 year warranty, and even if it is longer than 1-2 years, it does not include labor. Aprilaire is different from anyone in the dehumidifier manufacturing industry in that their warranty includes parts AND labor. They also have an excellent customer support program.
Aprilaire dehumidifiers are Energy Star rated. This means they use the same amount of electricity as a small mini-refrigerator. They can even help lower your cooling costs, it’s easier to cool dry air as opposed to wet air, right?
All the parts in the Aprilaire dehumidifiers run quiet, compared to the industry standard. This is especially important when the crawl space is smaller, and the dehumidifier is located closer to the floor above. Nobody wants to hear the dehumidifier under their bedroom kick on at 3 AM!
One of the best parts of Aprilaire units is that they have a built-in humidistat. This means Crawl Space Brothers can set the unit to 50% relative humidity, an essential part of most crawl space repair and mold control projects. Since it is self-regulated, it will kick on and off as needed to control the humidity. Combined with the discharge system, Aprilaire is a fully automated unit.
Lastly, all the Aprilaire units are designed to be compact and fit in the smallest space with the most output. This makes them the perfect choice for any crawl space!
Most homeowners do not want to add an “empty dehumidifier bucket” to their daily to-do list. That is why having a dehumidifier with a pump or a discharge built-in is important! Crawl Space Brothers includes this in every dehumidifier installation job that we do. Most of the time, it is a gravity-fed discharge out of the crawl space and sometimes a condensate pump system, if needed. Either way, no more emptying the bucket in the crawl space!
Mold can only grow when the relative humidity in the air is above 55%. That is why a dehumidifier is so important. Once the mold is removed, the only way to ensure it does not return is to regulate the crawl space humidity. All too often, Crawl Space Brothers will talk to potential customers who spent good money to remove the crawl space mold in the past, only to find out it came back again because humidity levels were too high. It’s always better to fix the issue right the first time and not end up having to pay for it twice. Give us a call today to get more information on installing one of these turnkey dehumidification systems in your crawl space today!
Above are the most common Google searches for homeowners looking to lower their crawl space humidity with a dehumidifier. The problem with those searches? They will lead to a dehumidifier that lasts, on average, 6 months-1 year, AND has a bucket to empty every day! In most situations, it is worth it to invest in an Aprilaire commercial-grade dehumidifier, and it saves money in the long run. The most expensive home improvement is the one you have to do more than once!