Home Foundation Wall Crack

Basement Bedroom

Yesterday I described the basement water leak which occurred two winters ago and my own trepidation and nervousness surrounding a basement leak renovation. During the intervening two years the water leak had not reoccurred; lucky for us, actually. Yet, it took all this time for me to finally locate what I thought was the cause. Remember, the area of the leak in our basement was finished, so I could not see the foundation wall from the inside to locate possible cracks through with the … [Read more...]

Remember to Clean and Change Your Dehumidifier Air Filters

SaniDry Filter Old and New

As the summer season approaches, thoughts easily and frequently turn to vacations, cottages, gardening and ... replacing air filters! OK, perhaps not the last one. However, it should. Does your room air conditioner use an air filter? What about your central air conditioner? Ours does. What about your dehumidifier? Ours, the SaniDry dehumidifier, has both a washable as well as a disposable air filter. Last year we wrote about our new SaniDry dehumidifier. It was installed for us … [Read more...]

SaniDry Dehumidifier Review

In the spring of 2009, we acquired a SaniDry dehumidifier for our home. For years we had two small units which ran constantly in our basement through out the summer yet never seemed to quite get rid of the humidity. As we know, excess humidity in the home can help to encourage the growth of mold. Additionally, having one or even two dehumidifiers run constantly in a home is not only a sign that together they are undersized for our home as well as costing us money through excessive … [Read more...]

SaniDry Dehumidifier – Part 5 – Installation 3

SaniDry Sheet Metal Duct Boot

In yesterday's article, we saw the opening for the upper vent completed on the rec room side of our basement for the completion of the SaniDry Basement Air System from Basement Systems. In today's article, we see the completion of the SaniDry dehumidifier installation. Once the vent cover was placed on the wall of our rec room, attention turned to the area containing the unit on the other side of the wall. Here the sheet metal boot was put in place into the new opening in the … [Read more...]

SaniDry Dehumidifier – Part 4 – Installation 2

In Part 3, the SaniDry Basement Air System was delivered to our home and the location decided. Since I wanted the unit hidden from view we needed to have duct kits installed from the unit out past the wall so the dehumidifier to take in the moist air from the large open finished area of the basement and return dryer air back into the area. So, what are duct kits? Well, if you want to have your SaniDry unit take in moist air directly from another room and to return it to that other room you … [Read more...]

SaniDry Dehumidifier – Part 3 – Installation 1

SaniDry Delivered in Transportation Packaging

In Part 2 a few days ago we examined the SaniDry Basement Air System (that's it's official name .... I prefer SaniDry Dehumidifier). Today we begin to look at the installation of my new energy conservation product. Now, I thought I would save a few dollars and go pick up the unit in our family van. So I went to Clarke Basement Systems, the closest Basement Systems franchise to me, and when I arrived I started to talk with someone named Don who was out walking what could not have been more … [Read more...]

SaniDry Dehumidifier – Part 2 – The Product

SaniDry Installed

In Part 1 we described how our two current portable dehumidifiers ran almost all the time in our basement and how we acquired for this year and beyond the ENERGY STAR rated SaniDry Dehumidifier from Basement Systems. Today, we take a look at the unit itself. Here it is installed in our basement with the optional upper and lower duct kits:  As you know, I like simple. This large unit simply plugs into any electrical outlet. According to the manual, the unit weighs 110 pounds with the … [Read more...]

SaniDry Dehumidifier – Part 1 – My New Energy Savings Toy

Portable Dehumidifiers

Last year, I acquired 4 new energy conservation toys which we wrote many articles on with of course pictures, specifically: Solar Charged Electric Lawn Mower Exterior Solar Shades Retractable Screens Solar Air Heater Each of them helped to reduce the direct and indirect consumption of non-renewable energy resources in our home, reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions generated in and around our home, and reduced to varying degrees our electric, home heating and home cooling … [Read more...]

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