So you are looking for a dehumidifier that will solve the issues you are having with moisture, mold, or mildew in your basement? Then you have come to the right place.
Before we get into the specifics and recommended models of dehumidifiers, we want to explain basic problems that indicate that you need a unit in your basement. Excess moisture in basements in very common. If you are experiencing any of the below-listed problems, there is a very good chance you will need a dehumidifier in your basement.
First and most obvious:
Does your basement feel “wet?” – If you walk down into your basement and your skin feels tangibly damp, humidity levels are higher than they should be.
Odors – Typically paired with a musty smell, high humidity is known to intensify odors. A musty smell in the basement can indicate a variety of problems including the growth of mold and/or mildew, or even possible rot.
A measured humidity level greater than 55% – The surest way to know if you are having humidity issues in your basement is to purchase a hygrometer and measure your basement’s humidity level yourself. Not to worry, an inexpensive ($10) hygrometer will do the job. If the meter reads greater than 55% humidity, you know your basement is more humid than it should be.
Dust Mites – Dust mites are in roughly 4 out of 5 homes in the United States, according to the American Lung Association. A great way to fight these common pests is to keep your home below 50% humidity, including your basement.
Frost/Ice Build Up – If you’re seeing frost/ice buildup on cold surfaces, this is another indication that the moisture level in your basement is higher than should be.
Visible Rot/Decay – The number one way for something to rot is with the presence of moisture. Wood is known to change color, structure and even firmness if moisture levels are higher than normal. This could result in costly structural repairs.
Peeling/Cracking Paint – Blistering, cracking, or peeling paint on walls, floors and other painted surfaces is also a good way to tell you’re having humidity issues.
The IW25 makes a great unit for basements. Not only does the installation take a fraction of the time, but it’s a fraction of the cost when compared to other inwall dehumidifiers (and Whole House Systems) The IW25 also has special features that other dehumidifiers don’t offer. It can only be turned off by a trained professional thanks to unit controls, which are protected by a tamper-proof cover. This unit will also drain directly into existing plumbing (or a hub drain if applicable) so there’s no hassle with emptying excess fluid.
We’ve equipped the IW25 with the power to counter increasing energy codes, tight construction, and resident behavior which are all huge factors in creating mold. This award winning, in-wall dehumidifier is engineered specifically for multi-family housing. Its quiet sound levels (47 dbA – comparable to a mini refrigerator) will not intrude into your family’s daily activities and will in fact improve comfort and health.
Don’t worry! In the event of a power outage, we’ve got you covered. The IW25 is made to automatically restart if you are to lose power.
We recommend the IW25 dehumidifier and here’s why:
- Mounted in-wall
- Designed to fit within 16″ O.C. stud spacing
- Installs easily for new construction or retro-fit applications
- Sound levels less than 47 Dba
- ETL listed
- Uses R134A Refrigerant
- Plastic grill w/ metal chassis
- Tamper proof grill screws
- On/Off switch & humidity control behind the grill
- Built-in digital humidistat
- Re-usable & washable filter
- Automatic restart (in the event of power failure)
- Easily hard wired or plugged into outlet (depending on application)
- 10′ removable cord
- Drains directly to plumbing
- 10′ removable condensate hose
- Easily connected to hub drain, hard pipe or to a drain (depending on application)
So if you are looking for quick, easy, affordable solution to fight moisture (and mold, and mildew) in your basement, then the IW25 in wall dehumidifier is the solution for you.