Eliminating water seepage in basements is the most effective way to create a healthy, dry basement in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens, but it doesn’t end there. High humidity levels can also plague basement environments. Relative humidity levels over 60 percent can lead to mold growth. That’s why controlling the level of humidity is so important. In our New York climate, if your basement is not properly ventilated, a dehumidifier is necessary to prevent mold growth.
There are multiple potential sources of increased humidity in basements, some of which are naturally occurring. Additionally, basements sometimes have stagnant air due to a lack of air exchange and poor ventilation. Therefore, once the humidity is introduced into the basement environment, it stays there. That’s why the ideal approach to dealing with excessive humidity is to remove it.
The best way to control humidity in a basement is to install a quality, high-performance dehumidifier. It captures moisture and transforms it into water. A dehumidifier then easily removes the water, resulting in lower humidity levels and a drier environment.
How A Room Dehumidifier Works
Boccia Inc. offers high-efficiency dehumidifiers, which remove up to 70 pints of moisture from the air in a 24-hour period. It is ENERGY STAR certified, which means it uses less energy than a non-accredited unit and meets strict energy efficiency guidelines.
Some of its other features include:
- Electronic controls and LED display, offering easy operation and showing current and target conditions
- Two-speed fan to enable standard or turbo operation, which will quickly get rid of excess moisture
- Filter indicator light to show when the filter needs cleaning
- Washable filters for easy maintenance and cost savings
- Low temperature operation down to 41 degrees Fahrenheit
- Auto defrost to remove frost accumulation on the evaporator coils
Automatically Control Basement Humidity
When professionally installed by Boccia Inc. in conjunction with a sub-floor drainage system, the dehumidifier will automatically drain, eliminating the need to periodically empty it.
When you turn it on, set the desired levels on the easy-to-use display and let it automatically control the basement humidity. This will allow you to provide added protection and comfort to anyone using the basement.