Not All Dehumidifiers Are Created Equal
Santa Fe dehumidifiers feature a large moisture removal coil, regenerative heat exchanger and high capacity fan, which allow the units to remove 2-3 times more moisture per kilowatt of electricity than a conventional dehumidifier. In addition, Santa-Fe dehumidifiers allow for high efficiency air filtration. These freestanding residential units are built with the same components as the company’s commercial units and as a result are able to remove up to four times more water than the units available at home improvement stores.
Dehumidifiers are often called "energy hogs" because in truth it takes a lot of energy to remove water from air. That's an undeniable fact, but here is another undeniable fact. Moisture control is the only way to protect your basement or crawl space from bacterial allergens, dust mites, mold spores, dry rot and pest infestations, so if you value your family's health and property value, dehumidification is a must!
Santa Fe engineers recognize the building science requisite for dehumidification. These same engineers are committed to sensible energy use though, so they focussed on discovering the most energy efficient and practical dehumidifier design.
So when you see a poorly designed and cheaply made dehumidifier at a home improvement store and you observe that it draws 7 amps and removes only 30 pints/day, you should compare that with Santa Fe's Impact XT which draws 4.9 amps and removes 105 pints/day.
The home improvement store unit is truly an "energy hog" while the Santa Fe is not! The Santa Fe Impact XT is the most energy efficient dehumidifier on the market and the sad truth is that dehumidifiers are not all created equal.