Among the most energy-efficient residential dehumidifiers on the market, the Santa Fe Rx Dehumidifier is an effective and attractive way to dehumidify your home or office space and prevent the growth of mold and mildew. Manufactured by U.S.-based Therma-Stor, the Santa Fe Rx is a free-standing dehumidifier that removes 74 pints of moisture per day at AHAM (80 degrees Fahrenheit at 60 percent relative humidity) and 148 pints of moisture at saturation (100 percent relative humidity). Under ideal conditions, this Therma-Stor Santa Fe dehumidifier covers as much as 2,200 square feet, and in most applications, no assembly is required. The Rx can operate in temperatures as low as 56 degrees.
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Blends Seamlessly in Your Environment
The Santa Fe Rx High-Efficiency Dehumidifier is unique because it blends seamlessly with your interior décor. Say goodbye to ugly, clunky portable dehumidifiers that often turn out to be eyesores in your space. The Santa Fe Rx Dehumidifier features a smooth, clean, white cabinet design with a sturdy metal top cover that doubles as a light-duty table. Additionally, you have the freedom to customize the dehumidifier housing to best fit your space by taking advantage of decorating options such as painting, adding paneling, or affixing wallpaper.
Santa Fe Rx Whole House Dehumidifiers include numerous design features to help make dehumidification easier, more effective, and worry-free.
Automatic Dehumidification – The Santa Fe Rx dehumidifies your space automatically. Simply set your desired humidity level and the dehumidifier will run continuously until your desired humidity level is reached.
Internal Condensate Pump – The Santa Fe Rx's internal condensate pump automatically pumps collected moisture to a nearby drain or alternative location, providing near "set it and forget it" operation.
Onboard Dehumidistat – The Santa Fe Rx Dehumidifier's onboard dehumidistat features positive On/Off settings and variable humidity control from 20 percent to 80 percent.
Independent Blower Switch – An independent blower switch means you can configure the fan to run continuously without dehumidifier operation. This setting is often useful for air circulation and air filtration.
MERV-11 Air Filtration – This dehumidifier is equipped with a standard MERV-11 pleated air filter, which is 65 percent efficient in removing air contaminants as small as 0.3 microns. Constant air filtration helps keep the Rx running at peak efficiency for longer periods of time.
High Efficiency Operation – The Santa Fe Rx Dehumidifier removes 5.2 pints of water per kilowatt hour of electricity, making it up to 80 percent more efficient than comparable dehumidifiers.
Quiet Operation – The Santa Fe Rx Whole House Dehumidifier is notably quieter during operation than comparable residential dehumidifiers. Therma-Stor product engineers made this possible by enhancing insulation inside of the dehumidifier and perfecting the airflow design to provide a long life of quiet performance.
How the Santa Fe Rx Works
The high-capacity Santa Fe Rx residential dehumidifier uses a refrigeration system to remove moisture from incoming air. Air is pulled into the unit through an inlet located on top of its housing and cooled to below its dew point as it passes across an evaporator coil. As a result of this cooling process, moisture is condensed into a liquid and directed into the drain hose, where it can be deposited into a nearby drain using the force of gravity or pumped to another location as high as 15 feet using the RX's internal condensate pump.
Once the incoming air is cooled and dehumidified, it is used to pre-cool the next incoming air stream. This pre-cooling process increases the Rx' efficiency by as much as 200 percent. Following the pre-cooling stage, processed air is reheated as it passes over a condenser coil and discharged back into your environment using dehumidifier's air outlet.
Optional Filter Upgrades
The Santa Fe RX Whole House Dehumidifier can be upgraded to include MERV-14, HEPA, and/or activated carbon filtration to help purify your indoor air. Adding the optional MERV-14 filter (sold separately) helps the unit capture 95 percent of particles and irritants sized at 0.1 microns and larger. When you add the optional HEPA filter (sold separately), the Rx dehumidifier filters out 99.97 percent of particles measuring 0.3 microns or larger, including mold, pollen, and other allergy triggers. Adding odor-absorbing activated carbon filtration (sold separately) helps remove odors, gases, and chemical traces from your indoor air. Please note that adding the optional HEPA or MERV-14 filters requires a one-time purchase of the optional filter housing.
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Santa Fe Rx Whole House Dehumidifiers are Energy Star-rated, which means they are an energy-efficient choice for your space that is easier on your finances and better the environment. Energy Star dehumidifiers are constructed with more efficient compressors, fans, and refrigeration coils than conventional models. As a result, the Santa Fe Rx Dehumidifier uses 15 percent less energy to dehumidify your space than comparable non-Energy Star dehumidifiers.
Additionally, the Santa Fe Rx now uses the eco-friendly refrigerant R-410A in its refrigeration system. This type of refrigerant will not contribute to the depletion of the ozone layer and is generally more reliable overtime than the previous R-22 refrigerant.