According to the EPA Americans “spend up to 90% of their time indoors.” They go on to report that indoor allergens and biological irritants factor prominently in triggering asthma attacks. If you suffer from asthma you should know that the EPA “promotes scientific understanding of environmental asthma triggers” and is working actively to have a coordinated approach on asthma, so that our nation is better equipped to manage both interior and exterior factors that initiate asthma problems. The EPA has invested considerable resources on the issue and has an extensive website with helpful links to related websites that offer additional information and resources. http://www.epa.gov/asthma/index.html
At PRO DRY NH we focus on eliminating the major interior air quality triggers for asthma (mold spores, dust mites, and biological allergens) by drying and “air scrubbing” basement and crawlspace air. Did you know that 50% of your interior air comes from your basement or crawl space due to the stack effect? Furthermore, the only effective way to manage the above mentioned asthma triggers is by controlling moisture.
The Santa-Fe line of dehumidifiers PRO DRY NH sells are designed to operate in the colder temperatures found in basements and crawl spaces. The less expensive units sold in big box stores are not! And while they will run, causing your electric utility great profit, they will not remove enough moisture to create safe interior air quality.
Another significant advantage of the Santa Fe line of dehumidifiers is that they include filers that effectively do “air-scrubbing”, which means they filter microscopic mold spores and dust mites from the air. Many Santa-Fe dehumidifiers come with MERV 11 filters which will remove particles as small as one micron! One micron is the size of a smoke odor particle or 1/1,000 the thickness of a dime. Molds produce tiny spores to reproduce and they move continually through your house. “The key to mold control is moisture control!” http://www.sherlockhomes-web.com/more-on-mold.php