Would You Like to Control Humidity in Your Entire House from a Hidden
Without a dehumidifier, you may be living and sleeping amidst a
microscopic jungle. Humidity in your house is a water source for
organisms. Mold, mildew, dust mites, and fungus lay dormant during dry
conditions, then reproduce and grow when moisture is present. Smaller
organisms provide a food source for larger insects and organisms. Like
in a rain forest, moisture in your house allows life to thrive. Reducing relative humidity below 55% forces most
fungus and dust mite organisms back into the dormant state.
Control Humidity and Particles...
One Santa Fe HC Dehumidifier installed in a
central location, connected to ductwork, can condition your entire house.
The HC is a free-standing dehumidifier engineered to provide whole-house humidity and particulate control. At the
center of the Santa Fe HC is a high
capacity, energy efficient dehumidifier with the capacity to remove over 17 gallons
of water daily - 10 times the capacity of retail store, appliance grade
dehumidifiers. Plus, a pleated media post-filter traps 95% of airborne particles. Santa Fe HC utilizes a compact, horizontal housing,
designed to fit attics and crawl spaces in houses and
light commercial buildings. The Therma Stor Santa Fe HC dehumidifier can handle large areas up to 3200
Heavy Duty Not Available in Stores...
Off-the-shelf home appliance grade dehumidifiers rate their pint-per-day
dehumidification capacities at 80°F, 60% relative humidity. This is the AHAM
(Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers) technical standard for rating
residential dehumidifiers. Pints-per-day results at these specific conditions are
the only number they put on the box.
What they don’t tell you is their performance drops significantly at the
cooler temperatures typically found in basements and crawlspaces. Most
residential basement dehumidifiers freeze-up and stop working in low temperatures.
Using several cheaper dehumidifiers may provide similar capacity, but look
carefully at efficiency. Add together their kilowatt per hour ratings
to find how much more the electric bill will cost. Over a period of
time, a more efficient dehumidifier will cost less.
Santa Fe HC Dehumidifier Features..
- The Santa Fe HC is controlled by a dehumidistat with
positive “ON” and “OFF” settings and a variable setting range from “20%” to
“80%”. Humidity control is automatic and accurate.
- Low-temperature operation. The Santa Fe HC can
to remove humidity down to 55°F. Will not freeze-up in normal basement
- 115 VAC operation. The wiring of the unit is through
a factory installed six foot power cord which plugs into a standard 15 amp
grounded outlet. The Santa Fe HC draws less than 12 amps.
- Gravity flow water drain.
- The Santa Fe HC removes 135 pints of water per day
at 80°F, 60% RH, which is many times the water removal of
- Optional ductability promotes air distribution or
allows remote location.
135 Pints / Day @ AHAM (80°F,
250 CFM (0" W.G.)
Condensate Water Drainage...
Santa Fe HC
10" round collar for inlet and another 10" round collar for outlet
enables you to attach round ducting leading in and/or out of the
Duct Sizing - Minimum
diameter of 8" round ducts can be used for runs up to 50 feet long.
Use minimum 10" diameter ducts for runs greater than 50 feet.
Grills or diffusers on end of ducts must not restrict airflow.
Isolated Areas - Effective
coverage may require ducting to branch into isolated, stagnant
areas. For 2-3 branches, reduce duct size to 6" diameter
beginning where the ductwork divides. For 4 or more branches,
use 4" diameter ducts beginning where the ductwork branches off.
air from central part of home and supply conditioned air to isolated
areas (bedrooms, den, utility room, family room). Existing
ductwork from forced air system can be used to supply conditioned
Remote Humidity Controls:
Much like a thermostat, the humidistat senses relative humidity
(RH) level and turns the unit on or off to keep RH level in the
desired range. The dehumidifier will run continuously until RH
is reduced to the level that you set on the dial.
Low: 35% - 45% RH
Normal: 45% - 55% RH
High: 55% - 65% RH
Because the remote humidity control houses the humidistat that
senses relative humidity levels, it must be centrally located in the
space to be dehumidified. Wiring must run between the control
panel and the dehumidifier.
Stand with Castors:
Make the dehumidifier easier to install in crawlspaces.
Vacuum pleated media filter with wand attachment to keep the
filter clean. Replace filter once vacuuming is no longer
In Humid Area with No Ducting
Most basic installation is to put the dehumidifier in a humid area.
Make sure the inlet and outlet is free of obstacles. You need at least
1 foot clearance.
In Large Area or High Ceiling with Inlet and/or
If the area is large or has a high ceiling, ducting can be used to
optimize airflow throughout the area. In a large area, use ductwork to
create an airflow going across the room's greatest distance. If the
ceiling is higher than 12 feet, use an inlet duct to pull warm moist air
from near the ceiling.
In Remote Area with Inlet and Outlet Duct
To dehumidify a finished room, you can install the dehumidifier in an
unfinished room or crawlspace. Use ducting and a remote humidistat.
The remote humidistat senses the humidity of the room and controls the unit
In Remote Area with Outlet Duct Only
This installation eliminates the need for a remote humidistat but can
only be performed when there is good airflow between the remote location and
the finished area to be dehumidified. The dehumidifier draws air from
the room where it is located. Examples include high door undercuts,
louvered door, or wall grill. WARNING:
Before installing the dehumidifier in the manner shown below, call the
factory for specific backdraft instruction if open combustion devices (i.e.
hot water heaters) are present in the space to be dehumidified.
In Remote Area with Inlet Duct Only
This installation is safe for open combustion devices. Positive
pressure in a room with open combustion devices removes the risk of
backdraft. For this installation to work, there must be an adequate
path for airflow between rooms. Remote humidistat should be located in
a central area in the space to be dehumidified.