Dual Ventilation System vs. dehumidifier

vamom3March 7, 2008

Hi,

We are having repairs made to the clogged french drains in our basement. Thankfully, this part is under warranty!

The company also gave us information about a dual ventilation system that they can install that will draw out radon and moist air from the basement and eliminate the need for a dehumidifier. They also spray an anti-microbial in the basement that prohibits the growth of mold in the future. The system is attached to the sump pump and vented outside the house.

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with this type of system?

It is about 5 times more than the cost of the Santa Fe dehumidifier that we are considering, so I would appreciate any info you can give! Thanks :)

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tom_p_pa

I think this is the system I researched a year or so ago where it draws air from the basement that gets replaced by drier air from the upstairs. I had issues getting info from the company, return calls, or answers to questions I had. This caused me to stick with a convential dehumidifier. It was expensive and they would not allow you to purchase on your own and install. Seemed expensive for what it was. I think I could build one on my own, it really was just a humidity meter that would trigger a fan to operate.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2008 at 8:15AM
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perel

A ventilation fan on a humidistat should be MUCH cheaper than a high-quality dehumidifier. A few hundred bucks at most. That system sounds like a ripoff to me..

    Bookmark   March 8, 2008 at 2:26PM
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