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Santa Fe Force Basement and Crawlspace Dehumidifier

Model: 4034160 | SKU: sa2729
 
 
Price: $1687.00
 
 
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  • Free Digital Humidity Gauge with Purchase (with mail-in rebate)
     
 
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  • Product Overview

    Humid crawl spaces and clammy basements are no match for the Santa Fe Force Dehumidifier. As Santa Fe's newest crawl space dehumidifier, the Force controls damaging humidity in large crawl spaces and basements measuring up to 2,900 square feet. Under standard rating conditions (80 degrees F, 60% relative humidity), the Santa Fe Force extracts up to 120 pints of moisture per day and an impressive 240 pints in a saturated environment. Energy Star-qualified, easy to use, and engineered for low-cost operation, the Force restores healthy indoor air quality without breaking your budget.


    Dual Air Distribution for Quicker Dehumidifying

    Like its sister models, the Santa Fe Max Dry Dual XT and the Santa Fe Impact XT, the Santa Fe Force Dehumidifier uses patent-pending dual air distribution to promote balanced humidity. During operation, the dehumidifier distributes dehumidified air out through dual exhaust vents located on each side of the unit. This improves the circulation of dehumidified air throughout your crawl space or basement and ensures that more dehumidified air enters your space in a shorter period of time.

    Santa Fe Impact XT Dehumidifier - Made in the USA

    Customizable Operation

    Made in the USA, the Santa Fe Force Basement Dehumidifier is 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. This dehumidifier also has the flexibility to support more extensive applications, including pump drainage and ducted airflow.

    Optional Condensate Pump

    As an alternative to gravity drainage, an external condensate pump is available as an accessory for the Force. Easy to setup and use, the optional condensate pump (sold separately) gives you the option of running the drain hose across longer distances to drain condensate. You can also run the drain hose upward and out through a window, around to a doorway, or through a drilled hole to your yard or garden. For higher efficiency, the pump features a float switch that allows it to run only when needed.

    Optional Ducting Kit

    An optional duct kit is also available for the Santa Fe Impact Dehumidifier. You might prefer to duct your dehumidifier if standalone operation is not possible or not practical. 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 the unit to discharge air into another room.
    • Run ductwork to the edges of a crawl space to force air circulation.

    Additional Features

    • Humidity Control Dial - Easily adjust your desired humidity using the manual knob control. Humidity can be adjusted from as low as 20% to as high as 80%. As a rule of thumb, your basement or crawl space's optimal humidity level will typically be 50%.
    • Automatic Humidity Control - Once you set your desired humidity, the Santa Fe Force will dehumidify until the set humidity level is reached. The dehumidifier will then cycle on and off to maintain your desired humidity level. This helps further conserve energy and boost efficiency.
    • Gravity Drainage - When used in a standalone application, the Force drains collected condensate via gravity. Simply attach the included 8-foot drain hose to the dehumidifier and route to a drain.
    • Setting Up a Drain Trap - Santa Fe recommends setting up a drain trap when installing any of its horizontal dehumidifiers, including the Force. This prevents air from moving back up through the hose and backflowing water into the machine. It 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 to learn more.
    • Flexible Fan Operation - An independent fan control switch allows for continuous fan operation—for comfortable air circulation all the time—or operation only when the dehumidifier is actively removing moisture from the air.
    • Low Temperature Operation - Unlike conventional dehumidifiers, the Santa Fe Force Dehumidifier operates effectively in temperatures as low as 56 degrees F. In temperatures below 56 degrees F, an onboard defrost system shuts down the compressor and quickly defrosts internal components to protect them from damage.
    • Automatic Restart - If there is a power outage, the Force automatically restarts on the original setting when power is restored.
    • MERV-8 Air Filtration - The unit includes a MERV-8 pleated air filter that removes airborne allergens and other particles measuring down to 3 microns as air enters the unit. This filter also helps the dehumidifier maintain its high level of efficiency and boosts your indoor air quality in your basement or crawl space.

    Summary

    The Santa Fe Force Dehumidifier fights damaging humidity in large crawl spaces and basements with its super-efficient dual airflow dehumidifying technology.

    What Customers Love

    • Customizable - Use the Force as a standalone dehumidifier or duct it to maximize airflow. Ducting accessories, an optional condensate pump, and casters for easy portability are available.

    Things To Consider

    • Looking for a Larger Capacity? - Consider the Santa Fe Max Dry Dual XT, which removes 155 pints of moisture per day to cover up to 3,600 square feet.

    Manufacturer's Warranty

    2-Year Parts & Labor; 5 Years on Sealed Refrigeration System

    Manufacturer's Literature

    Owner's Manual
    Includes setup instructions, safety tips, maintenance information, and warranty information for the Santa Fe Force
    Product Brochure
    Product brochure and specifications for the Santa Fe Force Dehumidifier

    What's In The Box?

    • Santa Fe Force Dehumidifier
    • 8-Foot Drain Hose
    • 8-Foot Power Cord
    • 4 Leveling Feet
    • MERV-8 Air Filter
    • Owner's Manual
  • Specifications

    Height21 in.
    Width26 in.
    Depth14.5 in.
    Weight90 lbs.
    ControlsManual
    Maximum Wattage875 W
    Voltage110-120 V
    Energy StarYes
    Residential UseBasement, Crawl Space, Whole House
    Industrial UseWarehouse
    Manufacturer-Stated Capacity120 pints
    Capacity at AHAM120 pints
    Capacity at Saturation240 pints
    Manufacturer-Suggested Room Size2900 sq. ft.
    Practical Room Size2900 sq. ft.
    Water ContainerNo
    Full Bucket Indicator/Auto ShutoffNo
    Internal Condensate PumpNo
    Continuous Drain CapableYes
    Drain Hose IncludedYes
    Drain Hose Length8 ft.
    Drain Hose Diameter0.75 in.
    HumidistatYes
    Low Temperature Operation (41 degrees F and Under)No
    Automatic DefrostYes
    Fan OperationRuns Only When Dehumidifying
    Number of Fan Speeds1
    Cubic Feet Per Minute (Max)365 CFM
    Number of Filters1
    Filter TypeMERV-8 filter
    Auto Restart On Power FailureYes
    DuctableYes
    Refrigerant TypeR-410A
    CastersNo
    Maximum Amperage7.8 Amps
    Power Cord Length8 ft.
    Energy Factor2.7 L/kWh
    AHAM-VerifiedNo
    Lowest Operating Temperature56 degrees
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  • Reviews

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    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Santa Fe Force Dehumidifier
     
    4.3

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Effective (8)
    • Energy efficient (7)
    • Quiet (6)
    • Compact (4)
    • Effective water removal (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dank basement (4)
      • Basement (3)
      • Summer humidity (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Homeowner (10)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (11)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Product!

      The product works great. I put it in my crawl space to get the humidity level down. It dropped it from 95% to 50% in just a few days. The lower level in...Read complete review

      The product works great. I put it in my crawl space to get the humidity level down. It dropped it from 95% to 50% in just a few days. The lower level in my home is 2800 sqft. The unit is very quiet and I would highly recommend it!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      One Down

      Just under one year of use. Initially saw great amount of water come out and electric bill went down. Started up this spring worked for a week or so then fan constantly running and...Read complete review

      Just under one year of use. Initially saw great amount of water come out and electric bill went down. Started up this spring worked for a week or so then fan constantly running and no water coming out.
      Thermo-stor the maker is picking up and sending replacement. Hope this just a one time problem otherwise I should have just staying with the $200 big box units they at least lasted 2-3 years.

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      4.0

      Expensive but worth it.

      By Mrs. P

      from Indiana

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Basement

        Comments about Santa Fe Force Dehumidifier:

        Basement has improved 100% since I put this bad boy in. It does not smell like a basement anymore and the moisture is out. So far I give this unit an "A".

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        4.0

        The product is great

        By Dan H

        from Hickory,NC

        About Me General Contractor, Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Ductable
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Effective Water Removal
        • Energy Efficient
        • Large Water Bucket
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Heavy/Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Basement
        • Summer Humidity

        Comments about Santa Fe Force Dehumidifier:

        Don't use white glove delivery service, took 3 weeks to get it.Made numerous calls no one knew where the Dehumidifer was lost in shipment.Worked for UPS OVER 20 YEARS never seen anything like this before tracking is a joke.When it was delivered at 9:00PM, truck broke down.Tried to get someone in management at Sylvane to call me back to get refund on shipping charges no one called.Not giving this a 5 stars no return call.

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        • Personal
         
        3.0

        One Down

        By Vahoss

        from Ohio

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Effective Water Removal
        • Energy Efficient

        Cons

        • Broke

        Best Uses

        • Basement

        Comments about Santa Fe Force Dehumidifier:

        Just under one year of use. Initially saw great amount of water come out and electric bill went down. Started up this spring worked for a week or so then fan constantly running and no water coming out.
        Thermo-stor the maker is picking up and sending replacement. Hope this just a one time problem otherwise I should have just staying with the $200 big box units they at least lasted 2-3 years.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        So far so good..........

        By Eddie

        from Dunkirk, NY

        About Me Homeowner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dank Basement

          Comments about Santa Fe Force Dehumidifier:

          After trying 4 different box store dehumidifiers, I decided to invest in a quality product. I have a 2500 sq ft basement that is 80% finished with a lot of woodwork. The force unit took the humidity down to 50% in 2 days. Prior to starting the unit, the humidity was between 70-80%. With the clear drain tubing attached, you can see the water flowing right from the unit. Great so far !

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          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Just what I expected. Working great.

          By Rod

          from Belleville, Illinois

          About Me Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Effective
          • Energy Efficient
          • Very efficient

          Cons

          • Not As Quiet As I Hoped

          Best Uses

          • Crawl space

          Comments about Santa Fe Force Dehumidifier:

          If you have limited crawl space height, and you need to raise the unit for proper drainage, this unit will not fit between 16 inch on center floor joints. I ended up buying the optional condensate pump and now my unit is working great.

          Although the unit is louder than I thought it would be (based on other reviews), I wouldn't call it noisy.

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          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great product

          By Grad

          from Georgia

          About Me Homeowner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Effective
          • Lightweight
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Santa Fe Force Dehumidifier:

              Installed in my crawlspace to remove excess moisture. Working has described.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Easy to set up and get going

              By Jim in Iowa

              from Iowa

              About Me Homeowner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Effective
              • Quiet
              • Setup

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dank Basement
                • Smelly Crawlspace
                • Summer Humidity

                Comments about Santa Fe Force Dehumidifier:

                Well built unit and easy to set up. Just screw in the 4 legs, level it up and attach the hose. I could tell by the following day my basement felt dryer and smelled better.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Dehumidifier

                By happy to help

                from WI

                About Me Homeowner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Effective
                • Energy Efficient

                Cons

                • Loud

                Best Uses

                • Dank Basement
                • Summer Humidity

                Comments about Santa Fe Force Dehumidifier:

                We got this dehumidifier to use as a free standing unit for our basement. So far it seems to be working well. However our humidity is low right now so the true test will come this summer. I have to say it is noisier than I thought it would be. It sounds like our furnace kicking on, but a bit louder. Overall we like it and if it last five years or more we will be happy.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Excellent product

                By Brian_R

                from Formosa, ON

                About Me Homeowner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Effective
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Santa Fe Force Dehumidifier:

                    Using this for an indoor pool building approx. 1500 sq feet and the Santa Fe Force can keep the humidity under control. It's quiet and moves a lot of air which is critical to building health. I also like the ability to hook up to 10" round duct if you require dehumidification in other zones. I would give this unit 5 stars, but I have only owned this for a month.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Sante Fe Force

                    By Mark

                    from Georgia

                    About Me Homeowner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Effective
                    • Energy Efficient

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Dank Basement

                      Comments about Santa Fe Force Dehumidifier:

                      Excellent device. I am using it in a large, compartmentalized basement - 1/2 finished and 1/2 storage in a humid southeatern climate. Does a great job of removing moisture. I had the device installed and the water ducting done by a professional but homeowners with experience could probably install themselves. Unit may be noisy to some but not bothersome to me.

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                      • Personal

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