Large Capacity Dehumidifiers

When it comes to crawl space dehumidifiers, there’s two main brands we trust. Santa Fe and Aprilaire. We’ve been using these two dehumidifier brands for years and it’s a product we’ve come to trust and rely on. For those of you that need large capacity dehumidifiers for your crawl space, we suggest the following units.

Santa Fe Dehumidifiers


Santa Fe Classic Basement Dehumidifier

The Santa Fe Classic Basement Dehumidifier has a very low temp during operation and only used 6.4 amps of power. This dehumidifier unit removes up to 110 pints of water a day. This large capacity dehumidifier will help you consistently control the moisture in your crawl space. The Santa Fe Classic Dehumidifier removes odor-causing moisture and maintains EPA recommended relative humidity levels of 30 to 50%. This particular dehumidifier is great for removing mold particles. It utilizes a blower rather than a propeller fan allowing the use of high-efficiency air filtration for improved indoor air quality. Standard MERV-11 filtration is 65% efficient and captures particles from 1.0 to 3.0 microns in size resulting in effective filtration of most mold spores.

Santa Fe Classic Owners Manual

Santa Fe Max Dry Dehumidifier

The Santa Fe Max Dry Dehumidifier was specifically engineered to remove large amounts of moisture daily, for both crawl spaces and basements.  The high-capacity (415 cfm) blower on the Max Dry is extremely successful at circulating the air of your crawl space. If you have a large crawl space, this unit will gladly take on the challenge. The high capacity Max Dry provides up to 150 pints per day water removal at standard rating conditions*. Large-sized basements and crawlspaces (up to 3600 sq. ft.) are no problem for the Max Dry.

Santa Fe Max Dry Dehumidifier Owners Manual

Santa Fe Force Dehumidifier

The Santa Fe Force Dehumidifier is one of the top dehumidifiers for air circulation. The Santa Fe Force features dual ducts that are specifically designed to provide the optimal amount of airflow in crawlspaces and basements. And given the fact that it can remove up to 120 pints a day, the combination of the two make it a great deal for anyone. If moisture and air flow is a concern for your crawl space, this would be the dehumidifier that we suggest. MERV-11 filtration is standard on the Santa Fe Force.

Santa Fe Impact XT Dehumidifier

If you’re looking for a dehumidifier that removes moisture with low cost energy, the Santa Fe Impact XT Dehumidifier is one of the best on the market. It is the most energy efficient dehumidifier on the market, exceeding Energy Star® standards by 50 percent! It’s no slouch on moisture removal either as this large capacity dehumidifier can remove 105 pints of water a day. It effectively dehumidifies up to 2,500 square feet and is the top ideal free-standing dehumidifier. MERV-11 filtration is standard, capturing particles (including mold spores) down to 1 micron in size.

Santa Fe Impact XT Dehumidifier Owners Manual

AprilAire Dehumidifiers


1850 95 pint AprilAire Dehumidifier

If you’re looking for security and a large capacity dehumidifier, the 1850 AprilAire Dehumidifier is a great choice. This dehumidifier unit is able to remove 95 pints of water a day and comes with a 5 year warranty. As far as we know, it’s one of the top warranties on the market. What makes this AprilAire dehumidifier different is humidity control, which is a great feature to have. It has automatic on and off sensors to control and maintain a constant humidity level in the crawl space or basement. It has Merv 8 Filtration.

AprilAire 1850 Dehumidifier Owners Manual

Analyzing The Best Large Capacity Dehumidifiers

Out of all the crawl space large capacity dehumidifiers that we use, this is our top 5 list for large capacity units. Each one of these dehumidifiers has some unique to offer homeowners, whether that is the humidify control of the AprilAire Dehumidifier or be it the energy savings from the Santa Fe Impact XT. You’ll find that all of these large capacity dehumidifier units are high quality and top of the line in capabilities.