Pest News   |   September 8, 2020

Encapsulation & Dehumidifiers

Summer is here and temperatures are soaring across the country. That is bad news for your customers’ basements and crawl spaces. Warmer air also means higher humidity. That could mean more pests, mold, mildew, and an increase in airborne viruses. Poor air quality in the basement or crawl space will spread to the rest of the house. To maintain a healthy home, it is imperative to keep the air in the basement and crawl space healthy. American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning – Engineers (ASHRAE) recommends maintaining relative humidity between 30-60 percent

Pairing the encapsulation of a basement or crawlspace with an Aprilaire Dehumidifier is the best way to reduce and control moisture buildup. 

Encapsulation can reduce most moisture build-up. Placing a vapor barrier around the perimeter of the basement or crawlspace is a great start to reaching that ASHRAE recommendation, but installing an Aprilaire Dehumidifier is the final step.

With an easy-to-read digital display, a five-year warranty, and simple installation, it is an easy sell. Energy Star® also recently named the 1870 Dehumidifier Energy Star’s Most Efficient 2020 making it the first whole-home dehumidifier to earn that distinction.

According to ENERGY STAR, the Most Efficient 2020 distinction “recognizes products that deliver cutting edge energy efficiency along with the latest in technological innovation. It is an award that truly represents the best of ENERGY STAR.”

Installing an Aprilaire dehumidifier will save your customers money on their energy bills and will help prevent any costly repair bills due to pests. 

To see other benefits and the installation of encapsulation and Aprilaire Dehumidifier installation, watch the video above. Or to sign-up for Healthy Humidity webinars to stay current on best practices, selling tips, and other benefits for installing Aprilaire Dehumidifiers.