Using appliance grade dehumidifiers in your crawlspace will NOT
protect your house's foundation and floors from moisture damage...
"Our Crawl Space
Dehumidifiers Are Compact, Rugged and Will Solve Your Mold Problems!
No More Excess Humidity! No More Mold Allergies!
No More Crawl Space Moisture!"
Do your allergies aggravate you at night when you
want to sleep?
Does it smell musty or woody throughout your home?
Have you discovered the mold problem beneath your house?
This crawl space
dehumidifier will protect your health and home..
Houses built over a
crawl space are susceptible to...
Premature HVAC Failure
Humidity in Living Area
High Utility Bills
Damp soil or walls
Condensation on Vents
What's Hidden In Your Crawlspace Will
Eventually End Up In Your Home...
Your home is constantly filled with tiny, invisible mold spores that
float through the air. These spores are the main cause of allergies.
An untreated, vented crawlspace is an air quality disaster waiting
to happen. The bare earth under your home contains high levels of
moisture. Natural airflow patterns, called the Stack Effect draws
the air from the crawlspace upwards into your home. This air brings
with it not only mold spores that can affect your health, but also
moisture that enters your floor framing system, opening the door for
home has vents in the roof allowing warm air to escape. Warm air
inside your home is always rising and slowly escaping through your
roof vents. In return, air is sucked up into your home from the
crawl space beneath. Humidity in your crawl space allows mold to
grow into colonies and release spores. In a crawl space with a
humidity problem, you will find a metropolis of fungus constantly
spewing out spores, day and night, all year long, that are sucked
upward and distributed into the home's living area.
Where There is Moisture, There is Vermin... Spiders, snakes, centipedes, silverfish, cockroaches, rats,
mice, tiny dust mites and termites all love living in the shady,
damp crawl space under your home. Wood floors and floor joists often
fall prey to moisture damage. Floors squeak and warp, support beams
rot and all that moist wood makes ideal food for termites. Moisture,
dirt, dust mites and particles from the unhealthiest part of your
home are sucked up through your floors and pass through your entire
house. This is the single biggest cause of indoor odors and
should also know that humidity in the crawl space leads to humidity
throughout the home, which leads to dust mites (another big allergy
& asthma trigger). A home with mold problems is likely to have dust
mite problems as well. Similar to mold, dust mites lay dormant until
favorable moist conditions allow them to thrive. Humidity provides
the water source for a slew of microscopic (and larger) organisms
that live in your crawl space and walls. An entire food chain of
organisms exists within your home with microscopic organisms at the
bottom and larger ones, like spiders and mice at the top. All of
these organisms are known to contribute to poor indoor air quality
There's a lot more nasty stuff caused by gloomy crawl space humidity
than people expect. But... if you are researching around the
internet and made it to this website, you're on the right track to
finding the solution.
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Do you want a solution to your crawlspace humidity that is backed
up with a 100% Money Back Guarantee*? Are you looking
for a good value? We gathered a team of indoor air quality
experts who specialize in humidity control. We presented the
problem of crawlspace humidity in a house to our team of scientists,
technicians and engineers. And
what we've found is that the proper installation of a crawl space
dehumidifier is a proactive solution that we can
guarantee will control your
crawl space humidity. But the key is using the right equipment
for your specific crawlspace. We have the ultimate crawlspace
dehumidifier line and we are so confident it will solve your
moisture problems we can offer you our 100% Money Back
Guarantee*! You can learn more about our
guarantee further on down this page.
And So We Began The
Search For A Crawl Space Dehumidifier That Can Do The Job...
Are you one of the many people who have wasted money on a
dehumidifier that did not last through one season?
We've heard endless complaints about units made by well
known, "so-called" quality brands that just end up freezing
in moderate temperatures, the coils can cover with ice and
shut down that ultimately lead to the demise of your
You've got to be careful when choosing a crawl space
dehumidifier. Nothing you buy at your local home
improvement store will do the job. These units commonly
sold in stores are considered appliance grade
dehumidifiers. They may work in a living room or
bedroom, but will not last one cold, rainy night in your
Even most units sold as crawl space dehumidifiers fall short of
ideal. Some can work in temperatures as low as 50
degrees which may be fine for a basement, but out in your
crawl space, it is not a year round solution.
We have tested the majority of crawlspace dehumidifiers on
the market and we could not find one that we could ethically
endorse with good conscience. Our research demonstrated that
there are many dehumidifiers that are being marketed with
"exaggerated numbers" -- such as pints of moisture removed
per day and energy star ratings.
So, what can you do?
Well... if you are a company with contacts in air quality
equipment manufacturing, you can have a unit custom made for you.
Of course, most people aren't in that situation...
Fortunately we are... so that's exactly what we did!
We Decided To Manufacture Our Own Line Of
OscarAir, Inc. is a company with the
primary purpose of sourcing the best value in various categories of
dehumidifiers and other air quality equipment.
What sets us apart from other crawlspace dehumidifier websites
is that we are comprised of solution oriented air quality
professionals. We're not here to just sell you equipment. There
are plenty of ìcatalogueî websites out there for that. We
actually enjoy helping people solve their air quality problems.
Generally what happens, after people shop around and do their
own research, they come to us to learn a great deal more. We
educate people about the science of dehumidification so you can
make informed decisions about your air quality issues.
However, when it came to solving crawl space
humidity, the ideal equipment to correct the problem did not
exist! It has got to be the right size, have the correct
dehumidifying capabilities and be priced right for cost
conscious homeowners. Since there was not a unit on the market
that stood up to our stringent requirements, we had a crawl
space dehumidifier produced based on our specifications.
This is a unit we can
** Best Value In Class **
This is our definition of the term "Best in Class". We
offer the best quality crawlspace dehumidifier in its price range. In other words,
you get the most bang for your buck.
We compared all
dehumidifiers that can be used to dehumidify the air in a crawl space.
Specific features we compared were:
Size & Weight (for installation purposes),
Gallons Removed Per Day (for dehumidifying capabilities)
Operating Temperatures (to be sure it can be used during all seasons).
Introducing our... All Season - Commercial
Grade - Crawl Space
Rugged for harsh conditions...
Powerful for absolute humidity control...
Compact and lightweight for one-person installation...
Introducing the OscarAir Dri-CrawlSpace
Crawl Space Dehumidifiers
To make sure we always have inventory, we developed two crawl space models:
(which we call the PLUS/55 for short)
(which we call the 100 for short)
To guide you in finding the correct dehumidification solution, call our
toll free number (1-800-564-0667) and talk to one of our application
engineers. By providing a few parameters about your home, we
can correctly size the right dehumidifiers for your specific needs.
Usually one dehumidifier is all it takes, but for special circumstances, more units
may be needed to do the job. If you are the type of person that
likes to "do it yourself" -- we provide you with all the information
so you can properly size your own application.
Gallons Per Day
115v, 60Hz, 510 watts
115v, 60Hz, 980 watts
12 foot, grounded plug
12 foot, grounded plug
Minimum Operating Temperature
23" W x 16.5" H x 14" D
21" W x 22" H x 26.5" D
Condensate Drain Size
What Size Crawlspace Dehumidifier Do I Need?
Here's what most people don't know about choosing the right dehumidifier
for a crawlspace. Most people only go by pints removed per day... THIS
CAN BE MISLEADING. What's just as important is airflow ...this is where
other crawlspace dehumidifiers fall short. Airflow tells you how
powerful the fan is, measured in CFM (cubic feet of airflow movement per
minute). Measuring the airflow by CFM determines how many times all of
the air in your crawlspace can pass through the dehumidifier each
minute. To effectively dehumidify your crawlspace, all the air in your
crawlspace must pass through the dehumidifier 3 to 6 times every hour.
To size your
equipment properly, find your current crawlspace moisture level and crawlspace
size. Moisture level can be measured as relative
humidity with an inexpensive humidity sensor, hygrometer or
estimated using this table. Humidity levels vary from
day to day, though you should be aware if you live near
water or a known humid geographic area. Click the map
below to see today's humidity levels in your area.
Take your ACH (air changes per hour) and put it into the
formula below to find your required airflow in CFM.
feels damp and smells musty in humid weather. This is most
common for normal crawlspaces that have no visible water
area always feels damp and smells of mildew, moisture spots
on walls and floor. If you have a hot water heater in your
crawlspace, you can consider your space very damp.
feels and smells wet. Leakage visible, mold and mildew
is present on surfaces. Crawlspaces that are not totally
enclosed can go in this category.
Crawlspace area has standing water
present, or is waterfront property.
Now that you know your CFM requirement, choose the right size and
number of dehumidifiers to obtain your CFM. It's OK if your
unit has a little more power than what you need. That just
means it will run less often and use less electricity.
Once you have satisfied your CFM requirement, make sure you have
approximately enough pints per day. This table below is based off
Energy Star data. Find your square feet (not cubic feet) in the
left column and slide over to the appropriate humidity level to reveal
your necessary Pints Per Day.
60-70% RH Damp
70-80% RH Very Damp
80-90% RH Wet
90-100% RH Extremely Wet
Finally, check the table below to be sure the crawlspace
dehumidifiers you selected will provide approximately enough Pints
Gallons Per Day
Proper Crawl Space Dehumidifier Installation
For maximum efficiency, the proper installation needs to be followed. In
some situations, an oversized dehumidifier can compensate for lack of
crawlspace preparation. Here are our recommended steps to prepare your
1. Close vents.
2. Identify and eliminate sources of moisture.
3. Seal with plastic vapor barrier.
4. Install dehumidifier.
Despite outdated government codes that require openings for every crawl
space, contractors and air quality professionals working in the field
every day have learned that the best way to control humidity is to
seal the crawl space. The first thing to do is to go close your
crawl space vents. If you have dirt or gravel at the bottom of your
crawl space, that's ok. Though you may want to remove any debris,
building materials or random junk that somehow ends up in your crawl
space. This next step is highly recommended: use plastic sheeting
(minimum 4 mil thickness) to cover the ground and seal part way up the
walls of your crawl space. (In new construction, this is called a vapor
lock or vapor barrier.) Finally, the crawlspace dehumidifier can be
strapped to floor joists or rest on a cinder block. Be sure to run the
drain hose down and out of your crawl space and away from the foundation
of your house. A condensation pump is available if you need to run the
hose up and over any obstacles.
About Energy Star Ratings
you like saving money on your energy bills? Our Energy Star (application
commercial grade dehumidifier will outperform any Energy Star rated
appliance grade dehumidifiers you can find at any local retail stores.
Energy Star ratings are generally used for residential or appliance
grade dehumidifiers, which are intended to operate in a room at 80∞F.
This is also consistent with AHAM ratings. These commonly found Energy
Star rated dehumidifiers only work efficiently in ideal conditions. As
temperatures drop, so do most other dehumidifier efficiencies.
A crawlspace provides far from ideal conditions. Your crawlspace is the
most humid and usually coldest place in your home. Using an appliance
grade dehumidifier from a local department or home improvement store in
an environment for which it was not designed, will work its little
compressor harder and longer than was ever intended - eating up your
electricity far beyond your worst appliances. If you don't believe us,
buy one and watch your energy bill skyrocket. Then come back here and
get a workhorse built for harsh crawl space environments.
As for Energy
Star compliance? Dehumidifier energy efficiency is measured in
liters of water removed per kilowatt-hour of energy consumed. Both Dri-CrawlSpace dehumidifier units are well within Energy
Star compliance guidelines of 1.20 - 2.25 Liters per Kilowatt-Hour!
Efficiency Based on Electrical
Efficiency Based on Water Removal
Liters / kilowatt-hour
Crawlspace Humidity, Property Damage, Mold Allergies
Crawlspace Dehumidifier properly sized for the area.
Dry, Sealed, Healthy Crawl
Plus You Get
all these benefits we designed into our crawl
space dehumidifier, each unit hand tested and checked for
quality before leaving the factory...
Save Big Money on Your Electric Bill
During summer weather, the Energy Star (application pending) efficient dehumidifier takes strain off the
air conditioning by removing heat and moisture. During
the winter, your heater no longer has to battle cold, damp
air entering from the crawl space... and because it's self
regulating, it only runs when necessary.
Cut Down Insects in Your House
Our dehumidifier dries out the moist breeding ground that
supports the food chain of insects like cockroaches
silverfish, centipedes and spiders.
Protect Your Home From Damaging
Wood Rot Wood rot is another problem associated with crawl space
moisture problems. Left untreated, wood rot damage can cost
you a bundle.
Clear up the Nasty Smell from Below Your crawl space odor comes from the combination of
moist, rotting organic materials and mold. Our
dehumidifier will suck out the moisture and dry out odor
Compact Size Fits Tight
Competitor's units are too big to fit in many crawl spaces. Our dehumidifier will easily fit
through your vent opening and fit on a cinder block or strap
to the floor joists.
Set It and
Forget It - Year Round Solution
Using an internal humidistat lets you set the desired
humidity level when the unit is first installed. It
will automatically maintain your ideal humidity level
regardless of weather conditions.
Other Dehumidifiers Freeze-Over and
The OscarAir Dri-CrawlSpaceÆ uses a Hot Gas Reheat to melt its
coils so it keeps running and working even in temperatures
as low as 33∞F. Our Hot Gas Reheat feature allows
the Dri-CrawlSpaceÆ to function in temperatures all the way down to
33∞F... Clearing the winter fog from inside your windows and
controlling your cold weather moisture just as well as hot
Protect Your Home Investment
Using a dehumidifier creates a "conditioned crawl space" that
will protect joists and sub floor against wood rot and mold.
Solid Commercial Grade Construction
- Lasts a Lifetime
One look and you know this dehumidifier was built for
business. This is no home appliance. Epoxy
coated heavy gauge metal casing keeps the unit and its coils
Add Usable Storage Space
Having your crawl space properly conditioned with our
guaranteed Dri-CrawlSpaceÆ Dehumidifier can give you a clean, dry
environment suitable for storage.
Besides its small size, the Dri-CrawlSpace is made light weight with
military style, metal handles making it easy to
position in a small crawl space.
Before they leave the factory, each OscarAir Dri-CrawlSpaceÆ
Dehumidifier is turned on, tested and hand checked for
quality. These babies are ETL and UL listed plus 1
year warranty on parts and 3 years on the compressor.
** Keep reading to learn about our 100% Money Back
Improve Air Quality in Your Home
Drying out that nasty swamp beneath your house should
eliminate by far the largest source of biological
contaminants that trigger allergies and asthma inside your
How Much Would You Pay For Your
to Live & Sleep in Healthy Clean
Free of Crawl Space Mold & Moisture?
What would you
pay to protect your home investment?
The Most Expensive Option Is Doing Nothing. Ignoring the problems going on in your crawlspace will
eventually cost you more money down the road. Repairing wood rot or
eliminating termites only gets more expensive as the damage they
How About the "El Cheapo" Route? You can
spend a couple of hundred dollars or less on an off-the-shelf,
appliance grade dehumidifier from your local home improvement store
and try to fit it in your crawl space. Unfortunately, you get just
what you paid for. These dehumidifiers are not even in the same
class as a commercial grade dehumidifier. They are designed to work
in a bedroom or living room. They can not come close to handling the
load presented by crawl space humidity and temperatures. You can
expect it to freeze over and shut down in less than a year. Plus,
who wants to crawl in there every other day to empty the bucket?
We Found the Sweet Spot! Maximum value
rests between these two solutions. Home owners with a little
do-it-yourself attitude can achieve the best results at a
minimal cost by saving big money on labor and spending a
sensible amount on a well researched, quality crawl space
dehumidifier. Our Dri-CrawlSpaceÆ Dehumidifier technology used in
combination with closing your vents gives you maximum value
for your investment.
Welcome to the modern world where we have energy efficient machines
that regulate humidity. Instead of depending on a teenager at a home
improvement store, reap the benefits of internet research. Click
Dehumidifier Comparisons, to see the results of our lab testing
and research on all crawlspace dehumidifiers on the market.
This will ensure that you get a high performance crawl space
GUARANTEED to do the job.
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Are you worried about wasting $$$ on a humidity solution that may not work?
Place Yourself In The Hands Of Professionals
The Dri-CrawlSpace Crawlspace Dehumidifiers are not just
guaranteed to run properly, they are
Guaranteed* to solve your crawlspace
humidity problem. Your problem solved or you get all your
money back. It's that simple.
At anytime within 90 days after your purchase an
OscarAir Dri-CrawlSpaceÆ Dehumidifier, if you are not satisfied with the
performance of your crawlspace dehumidifier, just email or call
OscarAir, Inc. for a 100% refund*. You have nothing to lose,
the burden is on us. We allow you to try the dehumidifier for
90 days. If you are not 100% satisfied, just return it in the
condition you received it.
To activate your 100%
Performance Guarantee, you must call OscarAir, Inc. before
- 90 Days
100% Full Refund*
* Return Policy: 100% of the cost of the
dehumidifier will be refunded if returned within 90 days. Initial
shipping costs and return shipping costs (where applicable) will be
deducted from the refund.
There you go, a completely risk free crawl space
solution. The consulting is free. The dehumidifier
performance is guaranteed and the
price is better than any others on the market. All this gives
you quality that can not be touched by any other crawl space
dehumidifier out there.