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.
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
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.
The standard Santa Fe Classic package includes:
- Santa Fe Classic Dehumidifier
- 10-foot power cord
- 5.6-foot drain hose
- MERV-11 air filter
- Foam pre-filter
- 4 caster wheels
- Free digital humidity gauge by mail-in rebate
Santa Fe Classic Healthy Basement Package - A Sylvane Exclusive!
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
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.
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.