With all of the dehumidifier options on the market, choosing the right one can often seem overwhelming. How large of a unit will you need? What kind of options make for a low-maintenance, high-functioning design? The experts at Helitech can help you choose and install the right dehumidifier specific to the needs of your basement or crawl space.
I’m here today to talk about Helitech’s HydraAir Classic unit and all the benefits it gives your home … and even more importantly – your family. First off, the reason every basement should have a HydraAir dehumidification system is that over 50% of the air in the main living area of your home actually comes up from your basement … this is called the stack effect. The stack effect is the movement of warm, dry air rising and escaping through the floors of your home, and the cooler, damp air finding its way into the lower levels to equalize pressure. Ultimately, whatever air is below your home is also inside the main living space and thus, the air you and your family breathe.
This stack effect contributes to High humidity, allergens, pest infestations, mold growth, musty odors, and damage to property, among other poor indoor air quality issues. Ventilation and air conditioning alone cannot provide the protection offered by Helitech’s HydraAir high-capacity dehumidifier.
The Energy Star HydraAir will not only remove all of the bad humidity from your basement, but it will replace it with conditioned air and will also help your HVAC system work more efficiently. By keeping the relative humidity in your basement below the recommended 50% level, you will keep mold, mildew, and musty smell out of your home. Mold can’t grow if the relative humidity is less than 60%, which also means dust mites can’t cause issues to your family’s health as they require warm humid air to thrive.
The HydraAir uses a Merv filter which means your home’s air will be filtered down to less than 2 microns. Now why that matters to you is that mold particles are greater than 2 microns in size, so with the HydraAir unit running, your air will be mold-free.
Most freestanding dehumidifiers tend to recirculate the air immediately surrounding them creating a zone of warm, lower relative humidity. This often leads to a box store dehumidifier prematurely shutting down its cooling cycle and then starting up again a short time later. Not only is inefficient, but it delivers poor moisture removal and uses more power.
The HydraAir unit features a patented dual exhaust specifically designed to provide the optimal amount of airflow so that the unit only runs when it needs to – thus making it much more efficient than an off-the-shelf box store unit.
Because of these benefits and its large capacity commercial quality design, the HydraAir will outperform any standard dehumidifier. The HydraAir classic will put out 110 pints of water a day. That’s almost 14 GALLONS of water it can remove from your home in a day. All this while only using 6.4 amps of power to get it done.
Unlike the big box brand units you may find at a home improvement store, the HydraAir unit boasts superior filtration that’s scientifically proven to eliminate dust mites, mold, and other problems caused by excess moisture in the air. Several organizations including the EPA and American Lung Association recommend installing a dehumidifier in the basement or crawl space to help maintain humidity levels at 50% or less in your home.
Take care of your home and your family with a HydraAir dehumidifier and Heal your home’s air.