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Santa Fe Classic Dehumidifier

Santa Fe Classic Dehumidifier

Santa Fe Classic Dehumidifier Healthy Basement Package

 
 
Price: $1626.00 - $1767.00
 
 
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  • Free Digital Humidity Gauge with Purchase (with mail-in rebate)
     
 
Additional Warranty Options Available
 
 
 
 
 
  • Product Overview

    Ranked as one of the most energy-efficient residential dehumidifiers on the market, the American-made Santa Fe Classic Dehumidifier eliminates mold and mildew problems in large humid basements and crawl spaces. The Classic removes 110 pints of moisture per day under AHAM conditions (80 degrees F at 60% RH) and approximately 220 pints at saturation (100% relative humidity). It dehumidifies spaces as large as 2,500 square feet and does it with Energy Star efficiency.  This dehumidifier operates in temperatures as low as 56 degrees.


    In many applications, the Santa Fe Classic requires virtually no assembly. Simply plug it into a standard 15-amp 115-volt grounded outlet, attach the supplied drain hose, and route it to a nearby floor drain.

    Sylvane Dehumidifier Category Winner

    Santa Fe Classic Dehumidifier - Made in the USA

    The Santa Fe Classic Dehumidifier has been chosen as the Sylvane Dehumidifier Category Winner. A Sylvane Category Winner is our most highly recommended product within a category for its innovative design, quality construction, overall effectiveness, ease of use, customer satisfaction, and lifetime value. With a high moisture removal capacity, super-efficient design, easy controls, and customizable installation options—the Santa Fe Classic meets and exceeds our Category Winner standards. It's consistently rated a top pick to treat and prevent humidity problems in your home.

    Santa Fe Classic Healthy Basement Package - A Sylvane Exclusive!

    Santa Fe Classic Healthy Basement Package

    As an option, purchase the Santa Fe Classic Dehumidifier Healthy Basement Package, a Sylvane exclusive, to get everything you need to keep your basement or crawl space moisture-free and healthy. You'll receive everything included in the standard Santa Fe Classic package plus:

    • Acu-Rite Remote Thermometer/Hygrometer
      • This monitoring device allows you to continuously monitor conditions in your basement or crawl space from a remote location, such as upstairs in your living space.
      • The Acu-Rite Thermometer comes with one remote sensor. Up to 2 additional sensors can be purchased separately to function with the base unit.
    • Santa Fe External Condensate Pump
      • This pump works in drainage applications where gravity drainage alone isn’t possible.
      • Provides up to 15 feet of vertical lift.
      • Comes with mounting brackets for optional attachment to the dehumidifier housing.

    Efficient Moisture Removal

    Santa Fe dehumidifiers are known for efficient operation that often exceeds Energy Star standards. The Santa Fe Classic is constructed with a more efficient compressor, refrigerator coils, and internal fan—and uses Santa Fe's efficiency-boosting pre-cooling technology. As a result, it dehumidifies at a higher energy factor than comparable models of the same capacity. The Classic removes 3 liters of moisture per kilowatt hour (L/kWh), which exceeds Energy Star's minimum energy factor standard for residential dehumidifiers. It's among the most energy-efficient large-capacity dehumidifiers on the market.

    Customizable for Your Application

    The Santa Fe Classic Dehumidifier is easily customizable for your specific application and installation 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 Classic 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 for the Classic. Easy to setup and use, the optional 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

    An optional collar duct 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

    Additional Features

    • 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-11 filter ensure efficient dehumidifying, protect the dehumidifier's internal components, and capture irritating allergens.
    • Auto Defrost - The Santa Fe Classic operates successfully in temperatures down to 55 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.
    • Quiet Operation - From 6 feet away, the Santa Fe Classic has a sound level of 58 to 62 decibels, which is roughly the equivalent of quiet to normal conversation. If you find that the Classic isn't as quiet as you would like, consider purchasing the optional muffler kit for even quieter operation.
    • Smooth-Roll Casters - Four smooth-rolling casters make it easy to move the dehumidifier from space to space.

    Summary

    The Santa Fe Classic Dehumidifier keeps your basement or crawl space mold- and mildew-free, eliminating 110 pints of moisture per day at AHAM conditions.

    What Customers Love

    • Superior Efficiency - The Classic removes more moisture per kilowatt hour than many conventional residential dehumidifiers at the same or an even lower operating cost. 
    • Reliable Long Life - Solid internal construction and a heavy-duty cabinet contribute to years of reliable moisture control.
    • Independent Fan Control - An independent fan switch allows you to run the fan continuously for better distribution of dehumidified air or only when the compressor is actively dehumidifying.

    Things To Consider

    • Size - Measuring 36 inches high by 20 inches wide and 17 inches deep, the Classic is not compact. However, efficient operation, high capacity, and unbeaten reliability make it a great choice for long-term humidity control in large spaces.

    To learn more about this model, read our Santa Fe Classic Frequently Asked Questions.

    Manufacturer's Warranty

    5-Year-Limited warranty, including 2-Year Warranty on Parts & Labor; Remaining 3-Year Warranty on Sealed System Parts

    Manufacturer's Literature

    Sales Brochure and Specification Sheet
    Product information and specifications chart for the Santa Fe Classic.
    Owner's Manual
    Includes setup instructions, usage tips, safety notifications, and warranty information.
    Optional Duct Kit Installation Instructions
    Information on installing the optional duct kit for ducted dehumidifier applications.
    Remote Humidity Control Instructions
    Instructions for using the optional remote humidity controller in ducted applications.
    Optional Condensate Pump Instructions
    Information on setting up the optional condensate pump for use with the Santa Fe Classic.

    What's In The Box?

    • Santa Fe Classic Dehumidifier
    • 10-foot power cord
    • 4 caster wheels
    • Drain hose
    • Foam pre-filter
    • MERV-11 filter
    • Mail-In certificate for free digital humidity gauge
  • Specifications

    Residential UseBasement, Crawl Space, Single Room, Whole House
    Manufacturer-Stated Capacity110 pints
    Capacity at AHAM110 pints
    Low Temperature Operation (41 degrees F and Under)No
    Capacity at Saturation220 pints
    Manufacturer-Suggested Room Size2500 sq. ft.
    Lowest Operating Temperature56 degrees
    Practical Room Size2500 sq. ft.
    Height36 in.
    Width20 in.
    Depth17 in.
    Weight110 lbs.
    Water ContainerNo
    Full Bucket Indicator/Auto ShutoffNo
    Internal Condensate PumpNo
    Continuous Drain CapableYes
    Drain Hose IncludedYes
    Drain Hose Length8 ft.
    Drain Hose Diameter0.56 in.
    ControlsManual
    HumidistatYes
    Automatic DefrostYes
    Fan OperationRuns Only When Dehumidifying
    Number of Fan Speeds1
    Cubic Feet Per Minute (Max)275 CFM
    Maximum Noise Level62 dB
    Number of Filters2
    Filter TypeWashable pre-filter and MERV-11 filter
    Auto Restart On Power FailureYes
    DuctableYes
    Refrigerant TypeR-410A
    CastersYes
    Maximum Amperage6.4 Amps
    Maximum Wattage720 W
    Voltage110-120 V
    Power Cord Length10 ft.
    Energy StarYes
    Energy Factor3 L/kWh
    AHAM-VerifiedNo
  • Product Q&A

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  • Reviews

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    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Santa Fe Classic Dehumidifier
     
    4.5

    (based on 137 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (97)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (7)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Effective (41)
    • Energy efficient (26)
    • Quiet (16)
    • Compact (5)
    • Easy to set up (5)

    Cons

    • Noisy (5)

    Best Uses

    • Dank basement (39)
    • Summer humidity (18)
    • Basement (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Homeowner (50), Professional (5), Avid do-it-yourselfer (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (45)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    AMAZING!

    Wow! What an amazing machine. I have 2000 SF basement with 9' ceilings, completely finished. It is a custom house extremely water-proofed and insulated - basement is mostly below grade. We exercise...Read complete review

    Wow! What an amazing machine. I have 2000 SF basement with 9' ceilings, completely finished. It is a custom house extremely water-proofed and insulated - basement is mostly below grade. We exercise in basement so it gets a lot of sweat down there too. I also noticed that the smell of the rubber gym floor has been eliminated since getting this unit - the air is extremely fresh feeling (we also have electrostaic filter and UV air treatment). Zoned basement gets 65% humid in summer but A/C makes it too cold (like 62F in summer, but still too humid). Basement has central rec room, large gym, and another room. We keep all doors open for cross circulation. I had gone through bogus LG portables, which run all day and don't really work then burn up and die every year). I was concerned buying a big heavy high dollar item like this sight unseen, but wow, it sure does work. The quality is amazing - all steel construction and very heavy duty - the inside reminds me of a military machine. It barely runs and keeps humidity very low. I think electric savings alone will offset cost. My family is amazed at how comfortable the basement is (actually warms it up nicely) and the positive comfort impact it has had on the rest of the levels. We have 3 zones HVAC that circulate daily, so we get good cross-zone circulation. The unit is too loud to watch TV by, but I keep it in my centrally located HVAC room with door open and there are multiple vents to finished area. It is barely audible on the main level (basement is, however, sound-proofed) When we are in basement I just close the door and it is no louder than the furnace blower. It moves a LOT of air - amazing. This thing is built like a tank and should last 20 years. Only risk I see is if repairs are needed it will cost a fortune to ship it somewhere. But then again, this things suck a lot of moisture out of the air, so it is worth the great functionality. I'm an aerospace engineer so I am really picky about this kind of stuff and I give this a solid buy. I am considering ducting it for a cleaner install but it works just fine as is. Order it, get it, plug it in, be comfortable, and protect your basement and its contents. If, by bad luck, it breaks, just deal with it. Worth every penny. The guys at Sylvane gave great advice too. I am very happy with this machine.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    beware if it needs repair

    I have this unit in an unfinished 2200 sq ft basement. it worked excellently for 4 years but this year it stopped dehumidifying. I have called the therma stor service department who offered a...Read complete review

    I have this unit in an unfinished 2200 sq ft basement. it worked excellently for 4 years but this year it stopped dehumidifying. I have called the therma stor service department who offered a few options before removing the cover. those options did not work so we had to remove the outer panel and do some tests together. while that is a nice option to have with the service people here's the problem. they diagnosed it to be a bad refrigeration part for a leak.

    but there are basically no options to get this repaired. they aren't any authorized thermastor service people. No one in my area (PA) knows how to repair this or they do not want to get involved and I can't blame them. They are just no familiar with the unit. The only other option is to send it back to Thermastor in WI at my expense both ways. That also requires me to buy a pallet. The est. costs by Thermastor is $600. BUYER BEWARE!

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    4.0

    Santa Fe Classic Dehuidifier

    By Lori

    from Noblesville, In. 46060

    About Me Hard To Read Fan Levels, Homeowner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Effective Water Removal

    Cons

    • Electtric Bill 132 Mo
    • Fan Runs Continuously
    • In The Summer So Trying
    • Learning Lower Dial Sets
    • Noisy
    • So It Won't Run Continuou

    Best Uses

    • Basement
    • Bill Next Month
    • Lowered Fan Turns Off Mo
    • Re Now Hope Lower Elect

    Comments about Santa Fe Classic Dehumidifier:

    My next door neighbor had this model and so I got to see it and he is very happy with his. I'm very happy with mine, but I'm just playing with the settings to get a correct balance. I don't want $132 month electric bills, which is what is has been the last two month's. It's hard for me to bend down and read the readings. If they have to be so low on the machine, larger clear print would improve that.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Gret Product

    By ds

    from St Paul, MN

    About Me Homeowner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Ductable
    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

    • Noisy

    Best Uses

    • Basement

    Comments about Santa Fe Classic Dehumidifier:

    Great Humidifier...

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Great Product

    By almac

    from Upstate NY

    About Me Homeowner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Effective Water Removal

    Cons

    • Noisy

    Best Uses

    • Basement

    Comments about Santa Fe Classic Dehumidifier:

    I like the drain hose and the fact the I don't have to deal with a bucket. It is a little bit loud, but it really moves the air. We have had a really wet summer here in the northeast and our basement was really damp. The air was heavy and stinky (technical term in deed!). I could not believe the water that ran out of this thing when we started running. Now we have a dry basement and the musty smell is gone!!

    We had two fairly expensive dehumidifiers fail in the last three years. I looked really hard to find something we made and I believe I have found it. It seems like a lots of money, but I bet this thing will last more than way more than 2 years!!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Great product

    By Ty the energyman

    from Pittsburgh, Pa

    About Me Homeowner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Ductable
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Effective Water Removal
    • Energy Efficient

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Basement
    • Multi-Room
    • Summer Humidity
    • Whole House

    Comments about Santa Fe Classic Dehumidifier:

    Never having to empty the bucket is fantastic. I owned one of these units that worked for 12 years before it quit working. ..that's a very minimal cost per year! This new unit is even better...sealed fan motor that does not require annual oiling, runs a tiny bit quieter and is a little bit more efficient.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Lasted 1.5 summers

    By Mike

    from Massachusetts

    About Me Homeowner

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

    • Heavy/Bulky
    • Noisy

    Best Uses

    • Basement

    Comments about Santa Fe Classic Dehumidifier:

    Lasted 1.5 summers. Does not dehumidify anymore. For this price I expected at least 5 years.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    doesn't last

    By ew

    from mount kisco, ny

    About Me Homeowner

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dank Basement

        Comments about Santa Fe Classic Dehumidifier:

        worked great for about a year or two. then turns on, but doesn't work properly. numerous reviews online about this same problem. the company says they will service it, but you need to ship it to them which costs a fortune - effectively precluding that option for everyone. you would think for the price that it would last more than a couple of years. stay away.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Santa Fe Classic

        By The Black Queen

        from Doylestown, PA

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Effective
        • Energy Efficient
        • My 2nd Santa Fe Unit In 1

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Keep Finshed Basement Dry

          Comments about Santa Fe Classic Dehumidifier:

          This unit replaced my 10 year old Santa Fe. Stop buying those 'Fisher Price' dehumidifier models and buy the best!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Repairs = Major hassle and expense

          By Really?

          from Stamford, CT

          About Me Homeowner

          Pros

          • Effective

          Cons

          • Noisy
          • No Servicepeople Avl
          • Repair Cost Prohibitive

          Best Uses

          • Dank Basement

          Comments about Santa Fe Classic Dehumidifier:

          This worked great -- kept things nice and dry -- for 7 years. Then it started getting even noisier. Then it stopped working.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          AMAZING!

          By YodaMark

          from Avon, OH

          About Me Homeowner

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Effective
          • Energy Efficient

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Summer Humidity

            Comments about Santa Fe Classic Dehumidifier:

            Wow! What an amazing machine. I have 2000 SF basement with 9' ceilings, completely finished. It is a custom house extremely water-proofed and insulated - basement is mostly below grade. We exercise in basement so it gets a lot of sweat down there too. I also noticed that the smell of the rubber gym floor has been eliminated since getting this unit - the air is extremely fresh feeling (we also have electrostaic filter and UV air treatment). Zoned basement gets 65% humid in summer but A/C makes it too cold (like 62F in summer, but still too humid). Basement has central rec room, large gym, and another room. We keep all doors open for cross circulation. I had gone through bogus LG portables, which run all day and don't really work then burn up and die every year). I was concerned buying a big heavy high dollar item like this sight unseen, but wow, it sure does work. The quality is amazing - all steel construction and very heavy duty - the inside reminds me of a military machine. It barely runs and keeps humidity very low. I think electric savings alone will offset cost. My family is amazed at how comfortable the basement is (actually warms it up nicely) and the positive comfort impact it has had on the rest of the levels. We have 3 zones HVAC that circulate daily, so we get good cross-zone circulation. The unit is too loud to watch TV by, but I keep it in my centrally located HVAC room with door open and there are multiple vents to finished area. It is barely audible on the main level (basement is, however, sound-proofed) When we are in basement I just close the door and it is no louder than the furnace blower. It moves a LOT of air - amazing. This thing is built like a tank and should last 20 years. Only risk I see is if repairs are needed it will cost a fortune to ship it somewhere. But then again, this things suck a lot of moisture out of the air, so it is worth the great functionality. I'm an aerospace engineer so I am really picky about this kind of stuff and I give this a solid buy. I am considering ducting it for a cleaner install but it works just fine as is. Order it, get it, plug it in, be comfortable, and protect your basement and its contents. If, by bad luck, it breaks, just deal with it. Worth every penny. The guys at Sylvane gave great advice too. I am very happy with this machine.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Could be better

            By Drying Out

            from Southern NH

            About Me Homeowner

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dank Basement

                Comments about Santa Fe Classic Dehumidifier:

                Just got it delivered and installed. First impressions:
                Crude controls: just a manual dial that goes from off - wetter - drier and a 'chart' above it to show those..... the settings for the dial are not even on the dial itself!
                No digiltal output: no way to know what % humidity you've set it for, or what the air around it is currently. You can order a free hygrometer by sending in lots of personal information. Would have been much nicert to include it with the unit!
                Loud: ok, it is doing a lot of work. But I can hear this quite clearly from the first floor, and the unit is in the floor below.
                Air output direction: The power, water hose, condensate pump are on the same side as the humidity control dial and the air output vent. Which means that if you want to put it against a wall you have to point all the wires/hoses etc. out at the room if you want the air to blow that direction. Ugly and easy to trip on those delicate parts.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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