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Old 03-17-2008, 12:40 PM   #1
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I am concerned that there is too much moisture building up in my basement during the warm summer months. I was told instead of getting just a dehumidifier for the basement, I should get a Thermastor Ultra Aire that has a capacity of up to 3000 sf. I have another option of going with an Air Handler with a humidistat and dehumidifier with a 1 1/2 ton condenser to do the same thing at a lot less a price. Any one know the difference in the two and can offer me any advise??

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Old 03-17-2008, 12:50 PM   #2
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It might be better to address how the moisture is getting in first. Can you describe the construction of your basement and what moisture problems you're having?

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I think it is just normal humidity build up.. It doesn't exist in the winter at all.
we have concrete, cinder blocks and wood frame, built around 15 years ago. There is no water seepage or anything like that. It really seems weather based.
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I bought one of these units, does the whole house, very nice.



http://www.iaqsource.com/product.php...FRUvlgodxEy6lw
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thank you Chris- that makes me feel more reassured!!
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thank you Chris- that makes me feel more reassured!!

Its expensive, but it works very well, you can also try the name brand Santa Fe Dehumidifiers... might be a little cheaper. Also shop around... I only paid 1000 when I bought mine...
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What brand- I was quoted on the Ultra Aire 90-H at over $4,000!
Not including any electrical work that may be required. THe basement square footage is only about 600sf for the part that is affected.
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What brand- I was quoted on the Ultra Aire 90-H at over $4,000!
Not including any electrical work that may be required. THe basement square footage is only about 600sf for the part that is affected.

I paid $1000 for the Aprilaire, but the Santa Fe should be right around the same price, I did the install but it was pretty easy for my configuration.
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time to do a moisture test

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