The Santa Fe Compact2 Dehumidifier (Model #4033600) is a powerful yet space-saving dehumidifier that eliminates moisture in basements and crawl spaces. With a horizontal configuration and a flow-through design, this system removes excess moisture from low-clearance crawl spaces and tight basement areas. Count on it to extract approximately 70 pints of moisture in AHAM conditions of 80 degrees F at 60% relative humidity. That's enough to cover medium-sized basements and crawl spaces measuring up to 1,800 square feet.
Why Dehumidify Your Crawl Space or Basement?
Studies show that as much as 50% of the air in your home travels up from your basement or crawl space. This air is often higher in relative humidity than the air on the upper levels of your home. It can often carry with it musty odors and symptom-triggering allergens such as mold spores, mildew, bacteria, and dust mites. Moreover, too-damp air in your crawl space or basement may damage your home's infrastructure, flooring, furniture, and electromechanical systems. That's why it is so important to keep these areas dry and clean. The Santa Fe Compact2 Dehumidifier can help you do just that.
An Amazingly Compact System
The American-made Santa Fe Compact2 Dehumidifier measures only 12 inches tall by 12 inches wide and 21 inches deep. Never before has such a powerful dehumidifier been available in such a small package. This unit allows you to conserve your valuable crawl space and basement space while still getting the humidity control you need. When available space is particularly tight, the Compact2 is actually small enough to fit in between floor joists. Use it with the optional Hang Kit (sold separately) to suspend it in between floor joists and out of the way.
Customized Installation and Operation
Like other Santa Fe dehumidifiers, the Compact2 is easily customizable for your basement or crawl space dehumidifying needs. Out of the box, it can be operated as a standalone dehumidifier simply by plugging it into a 115-volt outlet and routing the included gravity drain hose to a nearby drain. By purchasing a few accessories, the Compact2 can also be setup to support pumped drainage and ducted applications.
Optional Condensate Pump
As an alternative to gravity drainage, an external condensate pump is available as an accessory. Easy to setup and use, the condensate pump (sold separately) includes a 20-foot drain hose, giving you the option to run it across longer distances to drain condensate. You can also run the drain hose upward and out through a window (provides 15 feet of vertical lift), around to a doorway, or through a drilled hole to your yard or garden. To conserve energy, the pump features a float switch that directs it to run only when needed.
Optional Ducting Kit
A ducting kit and ducting accessories are also available. You might prefer to duct your dehumidifier if standalone operation is not possible or not practical. Popular ducting options include:
- Duct multiple rooms to allow air to flow easily back and forth between them
- Duct the air from one room and direct it to discharge into another room nearby
- Run ductwork to the edges of a crawl space to force air circulation
Setting Up A Drain Trap
Santa Fe recommends setting up a drain trap when installing any of its horizontal dehumidifiers, including the Compact2. This prevents air from moving back up through the hose and back-flowing 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.
Simple Controls - Easily adjust the knob to set your ideal humidity level from 20 to 80% and control fan operation with a single switch.
2-Stage Air Filtration - Together, a foam pre-filter and a pleated MERV-8 filter ensure efficient dehumidifying, protect the dehumidifier's internal components, and capture irritating allergens.
Auto Defrost - This unit operates successfully in temperatures down to 56 degrees F. Should frost form on the internal components in lower temperatures, an automatic defrost system shuts off operation and quickly melts frost so the unit can resume normal operation.
Auto Restart - Santa Fe dehumidifiers automatically restart following a power outage.
Energy Star-Qualified - Like all Santa Fe dehumidifiers, the Compact2 meets Energy Star standards for efficient and money-saving operation.
Quiet Operation - From 6 feet away, the Santa Fe Compact2 has a sound level of 58 to 63 decibels, which is roughly the equivalent of quiet to normal conversation.
Optional Casters - Adding casters to this unit helps make it more portable and easier to move. The caster kit is sold separately.
The Santa Fe Compact2 Dehumidifier is a super-compact space-saving dehumidifier that works hard to fight damaging moisture in basements and crawl spaces up to 1,800 square feet.
What Customers Love
Superior Efficiency - During operation, the Compact2 exceeds Energy Star efficiency requirements.
Reliable Long Life - Solid internal construction and a heavy-duty cabinet contribute to years of reliable moisture control.
Things To Consider
Customizable Options - Customize your Compact2 to suit your space's unique needs. Add a condensate pump, a ducting kit, a remote humidistat, casters, and other accessories.