In hot and humid climates, homes with basements or crawl spaces particularly need dehumidification to prevent mold from growing in the floor joists and subfloors. When mold grows unimpeded here, it can easily contaminate the air inside the home. No matter how many precautions you take inside the home, allowing hot and humid air to come into contact with subfloors that have been cooled by air conditioners will create the right conditions for growing mold. It is for these reasons that we proudly offer the MEGA DRY CS70 Dehumidifier, a powerful system designed specifically to fit into even the tightest spaces.
This amazing unit provides the dehumidification necessary to dry out even the wettest crawl space, removing up to 70 pints of water from the air each day in a closed crawlspace of up to 3,000 square feet. With a high efficiency filter, this unit cleans the air, removing mold spores and preventing future mold growth. The CS70 is also up to 40% more efficient than a stand-alone dehumidifier, saving you money right away. And it's easy to use, too. With a variety of installation and control options, including whole house ducting, operation can be as simple as setting the humidistat. Because the unit is permanently drained there are no buckets to empty or daily maintenance requirements, just dry, clean, healthy air, protecting your health and property.
Capacity: 70 pints/day
Coverage Area: 3,000 square feet in a closed crawlspace environment
Electrical: 110-120 VAC, 6.7 FLA Amps, 60 Hz, grounded
Operating Temp. Range: 50*F min, 95*F max
Air Flow: 280 CFM without external ducting
Filter Size: High Effciency (MERV 11) Pleated 11-3/4" x 11-3/4" x 2"
Size (Clearance): 13.75" H x 13" W x 27.25" L
Weight: 65 pounds
Duct connections: Return duct flange: 8" Round, Outlet 8" Round
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Posted by Peak Energy on 9th Aug 2011
So far our company has purchased and installed two of these dehumidifiers in crawl spaces. They are compact and easy to install. We choose to hang them from the floor joists so the condensate will gravity drain without any problems. The 8" duct connections are sized properly for 8" flex duct. The auto-restart works great and the humidistat seems to be accurate. I like having the option to run the condensate drain from either side of the unit. Our installer accidentally overtightened the drain pipe and cracked the plastic drain pan inside the unit. Crawlspace Depot shipped us a replacement pan immediately. Another big plus is the homeowner's claim they don't hear it running. So far, this is an excellent unit for the money.