Solve your crawl space humidity issues for good with the new Santa Fe Advance 2 Dehumidifier! The Advance2 is an updated version of the popular Santa Fe Advance Dehumidifier, the company's premier crawl space dehumidifier. The Advance2 builds on every feature that made the original Advance great, giving you a smarter, more efficient, and more effective solution for damp, mold-prone crawl spaces. Its new design features dual exhaust vents for improved airflow and helps increase your dehumidifying efficiency, keeping your operating costs in check. Plus, compact low-profile housing made of rugged powder-coated steel and quieter operation build on its convenience and long-term value.
Same Capacity, Smaller Size
Like the original Santa Fe Advance, the new Advance2 is American-made and carries the same capacity and coverage area only in a more compact size. It extracts 90 pints of damaging moisture per day to cover a large crawl space, basement, or any low-clearance area up to 2,200 square feet. Santa Fe tests all of its dehumidifiers at AHAM (Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers) testing conditions of 80 degrees F, 60% relative humidity. In saturated conditions, this unit can remove up to 180 pints of moisture, making it ideal for extremely damp environments.
How It Works
The Santa Fe Advance 2 Crawl Space Dehumidifier uses a refrigeration system to remove moisture from incoming air. Air is pulled into the unit through an inlet located on one end of its housing and cooled to below its dew point as it passes across an evaporator coil. As a result of this cooling process, moisture is condensed into a liquid and directed into the drain hose, where it can be deposited into a nearby drain using the force of gravity. Once the incoming air is cooled and dehumidified, it is used to pre-cool the next incoming air stream. This pre-cooling process increases the unit's efficiency by as much as 200%. Following the pre-cooling stage, processed air is reheated as it passes over a condenser coil and discharged back into your environment through dual exhaust vents on either side of the dehumidifier. Select your desired humidity level using the manual knob control. The unit's built-in humidistat automatically maintains the level of humidity.
The unique, horizontal design of the Advance 2 offers you several options for installation. You can place it in a finished basement, an unfinished basement, or in your home’s crawl space on open ground. With such a small physical profile, you can easily install the unit wherever you need. If you choose to place the Advance on open dirt or earth, it is best to first lay plastic down across the whole surface area and seal all outside vents. This will provide additional moisture insulation for your space and allow the system to work even more effectively. For sturdy use, the dehumidifier comes with 4 leveling feet that can be adjusted to level the machine in your space.
Setting Up A Drain Trap
Santa Fe recommends setting up a drain trap when installing any of its horizontal dehumidifiers, including the Advance 2. This prevents air from moving back up through the hose and backflowing water into the machine. This also prevents potential water leaks from the corners of each unit. It's easy to create a drain trap using the included drain hose or a separate PVC trap. Watch this video on how to create a drain trap for your Santa Fe dehumidifier to learn more.
This Santa Fe crawl space dehumidifier is designed to run efficiently in temperatures between 56 degrees F and 95 degrees F. When the temperature dips below 56 degrees F, frost may form on the evaporator coil. When this happens, the system's automatic defrost function activates in order to protect the dehumidifier's internal components. The defrost system automatically shuts down the compressor while the blower continues running in order to melt ice buildup. When the ice has melted, the evaporator temperature will increase, and the compressor will automatically restart—no intervention needed.
Humidity Control Knob – This function automatically maintains the humidity level that is ideal for your environment by cycling the unit on and off throughout the day.
Independent Fan Control – A separate and dedicated fan control allows for continuous fan operation or operation only when the unit is actively removing moisture from the air.
MERV-8 Filter – A MERV-8 filter captures microscopic allergens is especially effective in capturing mold. It also helps protect dehumidifier components from particles that may cause damage.
Quiet Operation - Double-walled, powder-coated steel housing make this new model quieter than the original.
Auto Restart - Santa Fe dehumidifiers automatically restart following a power outage.
Energy Star-Qualified - Like all Santa Fe dehumidifiers, the Advance2 meets Energy Star standards for efficient operation and construction.
Optional Condensate Pump
The Santa Fe Advance2 is equipped to drain collected moisture via gravity drain. However, a condensate pump kit is available when gravity draining is not possible or not ideal. The condensate pump gives you the option of running the drain hose upward and out through a window or through a doorway to your yard or garden. These pumps are energy-efficient and work with a flow switch that directs the pump to run only when needed.
Optional Duct Kit
The Santa Fe Advance 2 Dehumidifier can be used as a standalone solution or ducted for more complex applications. For example, you may want to hide the unit away in a storage closet or other remote area and run ductwork to and from the treated space. Alternatively, you may want to duct the unit to remove moist air from one room and discharge dehumidified air into another room. These ducted applications and others are possible when you add the optional ducting kit.
Add casters to your Santa Fe Advance2 and make moving the unit easy. This dehumidifier is also compatible with Santa Fe's Crawl Space Alert Humidity Monitor, which provides 24-hour monitoring of conditions in your crawl space or basement.