HC130 COMPARISON

HC130 COMPARISON

Moisture Medic HC130 Aprilaire 1870 Santa Fe Advance 120
Moisture Medic HC130 AprilAire 1870 Santa Fe Advance 120
Dimensions 19.5” x 18.75” x 30” Dimensions 19.5” x 18.75” x 30” Dimensions 14.5” x 21” x 26”
Weight 113 lbs Weight 113 lbs Weight 90 lbs
Capacity 130 ppd Capacity 130 ppd Capacity 120 ppd
Voltage 120 VAC Voltage 110-120 V Voltage 115 V
Draw 8.3 Amps Draw 8.3 Amps Draw 7.3 amps
Noise 50 dBA unducted Noise 50 dBA Noise 56 dBA
Filtration Washable Filter Filtration Washable Filter Filtration MERV-13 replaceable filter
Warranty 5 years Warranty 5 years Warranty 6 years
Cost 1800.00 Cost 1700.00 Cost 1640.00

If you have a large crawl space or basement, especially one that has a musty smell, you may have realized you are in need of a large capacity dehumidifier. Basements and crawl spaces are vulnerable to high humidity due to the nature of their location. Humidity over 60% can encourage mold, mildew, and even insect infestation, all of which can aggravate certain allergies. These spaces lack air conditions and heating, which usually keep the air dry during the year in the rest of the home.

If you’ve noticed a strange smell coming from either of these places, you know now you have elevated moisture levels. An inexpensive hygrometer could help you pinpoint any suspected problem areas.

Buying the right large capacity dehumidifier starts at knowing the product you are investing in. The Moisture Medic™, AprilAire, and Santa Fe are all excellent dehumidifiers to choose from. Each have wonderful reviews, great warranties and are similar in size and weight.

When you have three large capacity dehumidifier products that are similar you want to look to the fine details to determine which one you should buy. One notable difference is the filtration. The Santa Fe comes with a replaceable MERV-13 filter. These filters are of excellent quality, but have to be purchased each time they need to be changed. The Moisture Medic™ and AprilAire products both have a washable filter, for which two are included in the box. This makes for easy filter changes, and no extra money spent towards replaceable filters.

If you have a large crawl space or basement, especially one that has a musty smell, you may have realized you are in need of a large capacity dehumidifier. Basements and crawl spaces are vulnerable to high humidity due to the nature of their location. Humidity over 60% can encourage mold, mildew, and even insect infestation, all of which can aggravate certain allergies. These spaces lack air conditions and heating, which usually keep the air dry during the year in the rest of the home.

If you’ve noticed a strange smell coming from either of these places, you know now you have elevated moisture levels. An inexpensive hygrometer could help you pinpoint any suspected problem areas.

Buying the right large capacity dehumidifier starts at knowing the product you are investing in. The Moisture Medic™, AprilAire, and Santa Fe are all excellent dehumidifiers to choose from. Each have wonderful reviews, great warranties and are similar in size and weight.

When you have three large capacity dehumidifier products that are similar you want to look to the fine details to determine which one you should buy. One notable difference is the filtration. The Santa Fe comes with a replaceable MERV-13 filter. These filters are of excellent quality, but have to be purchased each time they need to be changed. The Moisture Medic™ and AprilAire products both have a washable filter, for which two are included in the box. This makes for easy filter changes, and no extra money spent towards replaceable filters.

Moisture Medic™ HC130 Specs
AprilAire 1870 Specs
Santa Fe Advance120 Specs