Experts Agree: “Basement Ventilation Improves Air Quality, Reduces Pollutants!”
“40% of the air that we breathe in our homes comes up from the basement.” Yes, everyone in the house is breathing air that was once in the basement…that’s not good air!
A recent study indicated that foundation walls, due to their porous nature absorb 10-15 gallons of water vapor (or humidity) per day, which is responsible for up to 80% of the home’s indoor moisture, and can accelerate the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew as well as create allergies/asthma, attract bugs, spiders and pests.
The EZ Breathe will help improve the air quality by combating the natural “stack effect” (the law of physics that says warm air rises) in the home thereby allowing your homes existing heating and air conditioning system to address the basement as well. EZ Breathe creates a much needed path of escape for the dirty basement air and introduces the existing clean, dry air from upstairs to replace that damp, polluted air. No additional heating or cooling ducts are necessary, the EZ Breathe will assist the air in circulating throughout the entire home. The entire home will benefit from the increased air exchanges, creating a cleaner, healthier living environment you can see and feel!
Unfinished and finished basements both create risks for toxic exposure throughout the whole home. In an effort to make your home less toxic, it is important to control water leaks and water entry, from the basement into the rest of the house. Additionally, controlling mold is important as this toxin, more than any other, will place your family at greatest risk. The humidity and condensation in the basement is what most often creates a mold risk.
EZ Breathe placed in the basement of the home addresses these moisture issues in the basement by exhausting the water vapor at its source thereby reducing the chance for bacteria, mold, mildew growth and the whole host of adverse health risks associated with dirty basement air.
With humidity and condensation left to run amok, the basement of your home can create a health risk to the entire house. Because basements are generally cooler than other parts of the home, it is important to insulate the pipes and walls correctly and to ventilate the space by bringing fresh drier air into that space. Keeping the basement warm and dry in the winter months is critical to reducing the development of toxins in the home.