Crawl Space Dehumidifier

If you live in a home or apartment with a crawl space, you might feel like it’s wasted space, useless for living and not suitable for storage. Worse, though, is that crawl spaces are often home to mold, mildew, and musty smells that seep into your living rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens.

Most crawl spaces have ventilation to the outdoors, offering the elements, bugs, and rodents a way into your home. In recent years, though, crawl spaces have been constructed to be more safe and eco-friendly, resulting in fully enclosed spaces with better insulation and security.

Now that so many crawl spaces are fully enclosed, however, they suffer from excess moisture building up toxic mold growth. While you could consider venting the space or installing an exhaust fan, the least intrusive and most cost effective way to treat this problem is likely with a dehumidifier. Invest in a standalone unit that will respond to the conditions of your enclosed crawl space, not the conditions of a vented space or the conditions of your living quarters.

If your crawl space is relatively small (no more than approximately 1,500 square feet), check out the Frigidaire FFAD7033R1 Energy Star Dehumidifier with Effortless Humidity Control, 70 Pint.

This unit, equipped for continuous operation when using hose draining (instead of the 13.1 pint tank), making it a perfect option for a crawl space. You won’t have to worry about the tank overflowing and needing to be emptied. Instead, this dehumidifier can run on a 24-hour timer, or you can take advantage of the Effortless Humidity Control and set your unit to activate only at certain humidity levels. Once the desire level is reached, your unit will power down, only restarting occasionally to sample the moisture levels in the air. And it’s so quiet, you’ll forget it’s even there.

The FFAD7033R1 functions well in colder temperatures (as low as 41° F), which some dehumidifiers cannot do. It’s an all-around effective product for any room in your home, but will be a particularly wise decision if you’re looking to dehumidify a crawl space (or attic). With electronic controls and digital readouts, you can easily and conveniently modify the settings and check in on them occasionally to meet your home’s needs.

This Frigidaire will run you about $253, and you can tack on an additional two years of protection for $21.84 when you purchase from Amazon. Get yours now and removed the dangerous allergens, bacteria, and moisture building up in your crawl space so that you can rest easy about the air quality in your home. With its Energy Star efficiency, you may even save a few dollars on your electric bill (when compared to the cost of using another dehumidifier).

Note: This dehumidifier works best in spaces with a minimum of twelve inches clearance around the unit, according to the manufacturer. Make sure to measure your space accurately, so that you can get the dehumidifier that will work best for your home.