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Santa Fe RX Dehumidifier Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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What makes this unit different from other Santa Fe units?

Created with the same workhorse technology, this unit differs from other models in the Santa Fe line mostly in its looks. It comes in a stylish finished white housing with a sturdy metal top and smooth cabinet design. Because of this design, customers can use the unit “as is” in their finished basement or living room. They can also choose to decorate the cabinet with paint, paneling, or wallpaper.

With such a small pleasant physical profile, you can easily set the unit up wherever you need. Besides finishing basements and living rooms, these units are also used in studios, galleries, libraries, offices, and any place where stylish dehumidification is needed.


How large of an area can this unit cover?

Under standard conditions, this unit can cover as much as 2,200 square feet. However, when it comes to large spaces, it's best to get a consultation on your specific environment. Call our product experts at (800) 934-9194 for a free recommendation.


Will I need a condensate pump for this unit?

No. This unit comes with a built-in condensate pump to eliminate water from the unit.


This unit looks like a piece of furniture. Is it able to handle large moisture loads?

Yes. It can remove more than 90 pints of water per day at AHAM, which is up to 5 times more than residential dehumidifiers.


What temperature does this unit operate in?

This unit has a built-in defrost system that is designed for operation down to 55F.

Can I duct this unit?

No. Because of its design and finished housing, this Santa Fe dehumidifier is not ductable. If you are looking for an upright unit to duct, please see the Santa Fe Classic, which can easily be configured to suit many applications.


Can this unit be upgraded to purify my air too?

Although this unit has an air filter for the removal of large particles, it is further upgradeable so that you can purify your air and get rid of airborne allergens and other pollution particles. By adding HEPA filtration, you can filter out 99.97% of particles 0.3 micrometers or larger. There is also the option for activated carbon filtration available. Carbon is excellent at removing odors and chemicals from your home.


How loud is this unit?

This unit was designed to be used in finished spaces. As such, it is much quieter than other units of similar capacity.


Are these units energy-efficient?

Yes. In fact, these units are Energy Star-rated, meaning they are an energy-efficient choice that is good for your finances and for the environment. Products labeled ENERGY STAR have the special distinction of being high energy-saving appliances that don't sacrifice performance, style, or quality.

Furthermore, the Santa Fe line of dehumidifiers are the most energy-efficient units of all Energy Star-rated dehumidifiers (As of May 2005 Energy Star Ratings). As such, these units will cost less to run per pint of water removed from the air than any other units on the market.

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