Crawl Space Dehumidifier
If you have a home with a crawl space with high humidity issues Williamsburg Heating & Air Conditioning would recommend a crawl space dehumidifier. Most crawl spaces are vented to the outdoors, but over the past decade, encapsulating the crawl space has gained favor among builders of green and energy efficient homes. It's often seen as the best way to eliminate the moisture problems that often result from vented crawl spaces. Here in the Williamsburg area of Virginia moisture issues in a crawl space can cause damage to the understructure of your home, plus the air you breath.
Install a Dehumidifier
At Williamsburg Heating & Air Conditioning we recommend standalone crawl space dehumidifiers. (Again, we're talking about encapsulated crawl spaces only). Our dehumidifiers controlled by the conditions in the crawl space, not the house above, so this method will do the best job of keeping the crawl space dry.
If you want dry air in your crawl space, a dehumidifier is the way to go. Yes, they do have drawbacks. You have to buy additional equipment. They require maintenance. If the drain fails, you may have a bulk water problem in the crawl space.
If it's a small crawl space, a standard dehumidifier that you can buy for $200 to $300 may be sufficient. For medium to large crawl spaces, however, it's best to go with a more robust model which is made for basements and crawl spaces. Please give us a call at 757-220-4357 and see if a crawl space dehumidifier is the answer for your home.