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SaniDry™ Sedona: Prevent Mold and Odors

Friday, April 3rd, 2020 by Kiel Jakubic

SaniDry™ Dehumidifier

Basement and crawl space humidity is a problem that allows mold, moisture, and odors to circulate throughout an entire home. As air from outside a home circulates with the cooler air inside, the temperature change will result in high humidity levels. This increased humidity travels upwards through flooring and creates a phenomenon known as the Stack Effect. The Stack Effect happens when uncontrolled vertical air moves through buildings due to differences in temperature between the interior of the building and the surrounding environment (RDH Engineering).

The Stack Effect moves air upward through the home and takes with it moisture, mold spores, and odors that thrive in moist environments. The result is a damp and musty smelling house, especially during warm spring and summer months. Moisture moving through the flooring of a home can cause rotting to occur when the wood and support systems are wet. The efficiency of cooling and heating systems also suffer due to increased moisture circulating in a home. 

The solution to eliminating mold and nasty odors is to remove the moisture from the basement or crawlspace. A dry basement ensures that only healthy and clean air circulates throughout the home when the Stack Effect occurs. DBS proudly installs the SaniDry™ Sedona Dehumidification System to help eliminate humidity in basements or crawl spaces. The SaniDry™ Sedona removes 4 pints of water per hour from the air and can be connected with additional waterproofing systems. 

 

SaniDry™ Sedona Features:

  • ENERGY STAR certified for efficiency - Removes 2.9 liters per kilowatt-hour (L/kWh)

  • Automatic humidity sensor for effective control of excess humidity

  • No messy trays or buckets of water to empty

  • MERV 8 filter removes mold spores, dust mite droppings, dust and other particulates

  • Includes easy-to-use digital LCD control

  • Can be ducted to reduce noise level

The SaniDry™ Sedona differs from traditional dehumidifiers due to its low profile size and increased strength. This system is strong enough to dehumidify large basements while being small enough to fit in a crawl space that is only 20 inches deep. This system keeps your home below 55% relative humidity all year round. High relative humidity creates an environment where mold and dust mites flourish. The circulation of these allergens in a home can cause respiratory problems, such as asthma complications and allergies. The SaniDry™ Sedona removes 95 pints of water per day at full capacity and moves 300 cubic feet of dry air per minute around your basement or crawl space. 

 

The SaniDry™ Sedona will help keep your home healthy, safe, and comfortable!

 

 

Source: RDH Building Engineering Ltd, 2013. Air Leakage Control in Multi-Unit Residential. BuildingsDevelopment of Testing and Measurement Strategies to Quantify Air Leakage in MURB.

URL: https://www.rdh.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Air-Leakage-Control-in-Multi-Unit-Residential-Buildings.pdf

 

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