Encapsulation of a Basement and Crawl Space


Summer is here. Temperatures are soaring across the country. That is bad news for your customer’s basement and crawl space. Warmer air means higher moisture. That could mean more pests, mold, mildew, and an increase in airborne viruses. Poor air quality in the basement or crawl space will spread to the rest of the house. To maintain a healthy home, it is imperative to keep the air in the basement and crawl space healthy. Pairing the encapsulation of a basement or crawlspace with an Aprilaire Dehumidifier is the easiest way to prevent and reduce moisture.


Encapsulation & ASHRAE

ASHRAE recommends maintaining relative humidity between 30-60 percent.


Encapsulation can reduce moisture build-up by about 80 percent. Placing a vapor barrier alongside the basement or crawlspace is a great start to reaching that ASHRAE recommendation. An Aprilaire Dehumidifier is the final step to maintaining healthy air.


1870 Dehumidifier Honored by Energy Star

With an easy-to-read digital display, a five-year warranty, and simple installation, it is an easy sell. Energy Star® also recently named the 1870 Dehumidifier Energy Star’s Most Efficient Dehumidifier 2020 making it the first whole-home dehumidifier to earn that distinction.


According to ENERGY STAR, the Most Efficient 2020 distinction “recognizes products that deliver cutting edge energy efficiency along with the latest in technological innovation. It is an award that truly represents the best of ENERGY STAR.”


More Resources for Encapsulation

To see other benefits and the installation of encapsulation and Aprilaire Dehumidifier installation, watch the video above. Or sign-up for various Healthy Humidity webinars to stay current on best practices, selling tips, and other benefits for installing Aprilaire Dehumidifiers.