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Dual Ventilation System vs. dehumidifier

Posted by vamom3 (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 7, 08 at 15:00

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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RE: Dual Ventilation System vs. dehumidifier

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.

RE: Dual Ventilation System vs. dehumidifier

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..

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