Why Do I Need This?
How Does It Work?
BASEMENTS AND CRAWL SPACES ARE THE MOST PROBLEMATIC AREAS OF THE HOME
Excessive moisture builds up from infiltration and everyday activities. These areas also lack ventilation which leads to a buildup of pollutants and moisture saturation. Tighter homes trap moisture and pollutants, creating an unhealthy and unsafe environment. Natural air flow pulls the pollutants upwards into the living areas affecting the whole house.
- BIOLOGICAL GROWTH
Moisture fosters proliferation of mold, dust mites, bug infestation
- AIR POLLUTANTS
Radon, Combustion Gases, Carbon Monoxide, VOCs
- STRUCTURAL DAMAGE
Moisture can lead to wood rot of floors and beams and damage pipes and windows
- HEALTH ISSUES
Moist, stagnant, polluted air can lead to respiratory ailments, asthma, and other health conditions
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
“Occupants in damp buildings have a 75% greater risk of respiratory ailments and asthma”
EPA and Surgeon General
“Need moisture control and ventilation to reduce asthma, illnesses, respiratory ailments…”
A HEALTHY DRY HOME IS EASY AS 1-2-3
- 1. EXPEL
…Odors, Stagnant Moisture, Mold Spores, Along With The Indoor Gases And Pollutants From The Lowest Point Where They Are The Most Concentrated.
- 2. REPLENISH
…With Warmer, Drier Air From Upper Level VIA A PASSIVE GRILL, To Raise Temperature And Lower Relative Humidity. A Fresher And Healthier Air Supply From Upper Level Dramatically Improves Air Quality.
…The Entire Area With A Continuous Airflow To Extract Saturated Moisture In The Structure, Reduce Biological Growth And Create A Required Air Exchange. This Will Result In Healthier, Fresher Air; Benefitting The Whole House.
“ I read many testimonials about how effective The Wave Ventilation system is but I learnt first hand how true it is after Irene came and shut down all power for almost three days! With all that rain I had no water problem in the basement but it smelled so dank, musty and with a heavy damp odor! after having unit for just over two weeks the basement odor and humidity went down so much that even the pest control guy noticed saying "for the first time it smells clean and dry and has no bugs any where as they don't like dry places"!! So today as soon as the power came back the unit ran none stop for three hours and now it is running on slow mode and the heavy musty smell is now reduced quite a bit. It should return to the level it was before the hurricane. So I thought you would want to know. My two neighbors had water due to this storm and I mentioned to them Wave Ventilation and gave your name. Also my wife's niece in Princeton is also interested. In the mean time I hope you survived the hurricane in Long Island. Best Regards ”
– Mohan Pradhan
“ After installing the Wave system in the lower level of our office building we experienced fresher air almost immediately. I was so impressed with the results, I bought another one for my Rabbi who said it removed the damp odor in his basement and transformed it into a pleasant place to be. ”
– Jonathan Vogel
“ They system seems to be running great as we can already tell a difference when you walk down stairs. The speed has changed a few times and it still as solid drops but you can definitely smell the difference (the smell is clean no icky smell). I will be mailing the warranty card back out tomorrow, thanks again for all your help. I wish we would have had this years ago. ”
“ Thank you for your quickness in responding to my e-mail request for a technical support number should be ever need one for our HUMIDEX ventilator. As you know, our unit is 10 years old and has -- and continues to -- function flawlessly since we installed it shortly after we built our new home in 2003. We have a large 15'x24' finished room (with its own bathroom and walk-in closet) in our basement. While it's currently used as a full-office/meeting room (with future optional use as fourth bedroom, a family room, or a mother-in-law suite). When we first moved into the house, this room became humid in late summer. Installing and using the HUMIDEX during the high humidity summer months) quickly helped fix this problem, while also drawing the cooled air-conditioned air down from the ceiling vents through the entire room. Moreover, in the winter, we found that leaving the HUMIDEX on "low" during particularly cold spells served to help pull the warm heated air down from the overhead furnace vents and through the entire room (so that the temperature in the basement is always within 2 degrees of the rest of the house). It's quiet, easy to pre-set, efficient, and -- with a 1'x1' "footprint" -- takes up very little room. All in all, regardless of the humidity or temperature, the HUMIDEX ensures that this large well-used room is always as comfortable as any room in the house. And, while it's still running perfectly after 10 years, I wanted to be sure we could replace it if it ever wears out.... ”
– John Cicco
“ I must admit that after hearing advertisments on the radio I was very skeptical about what the Wave System could accomplish and after talking with you and taking your advice we did in fact contact the Better Business Bureau and they gave your Company the highest rating and no complaints. We read all stories from the people who purchased the units but I was still skeptical. Well the wife ordered it and it was installed last Friday,September 10th. Well Saturday morning I went down stairs to see if it was still running. I called the wife to come down and it was unbelievable. The smell of the humidity and dampness was almost totally gone. We had used a dehumidifier for quite awhile to no avail. The home is (9) years old an it had a problem since we moved in. Well needless to say we were back down there Sunday cleaning up the cellar because now due to the Wave System we could smell some of the things that were causing problems from the dampness. The Wave is easy to use even for an Old Guy like me who is 71 years young today. I can't thank you enough. You took the time to explain everything and even checked back with us which we thought was great. Oh one more thing. I had an electician come over to put in a plug next to it and he read the specs and said this is not going to use hardly any electricity, and that made us feel good because it is exactly what you had told us. From Ernie & Donna Wright we thank you Ralph. ”
– Ernie & Donna Wright
Benefits and advantages
WAVE System vs dehumidifier
Year Round Benefits
COLD, DAMP, ODOROUS, POLLUTED BASEMENTS AND CRAWL SPACES INTO COMFORTABLE, FRESH, HEALTHY AREAS.
HEALTHY, DRY CONDITIONS AND CREATES NECESSARY AIR EXCHANGES FOR THE ENTIRE HOUSE.
STRUCTURE IS KEPT DRY
MINIMIZING REPAIRS TO FLOORS, BEAMS, WALLS, WINDOWS AND PIPES.
Increases Energy Efficiencies
FOR THE HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM BY KEEPING THE ENTIRE HOME DRIER. IT IS LESS COSTLY TO HEAT OR COOL A DRY ENVIRONMENT AS OPPOSED TO A DAMP ONE.
It is a proven scientific fact that it requires less energy to heat or cool a dry environment compared to a damp one. The Department of Energy co-founded 2 studies examining humidity levels and overall energy use in different types of crawl spaces.
Both studies showed that crawl spaces with mechanical ventilation and air replenishment maintained lower relative humidity levels and improved the HVAC efficiency of the entire house by more than 17%. The same operating principles apply in crawl spaces and basements alike.
WAVE Ventilation systems operate in maintenance mode of approximately 40-60 cfm when relative humidity conditions are optimized and only kick into higher ventilation rates when conditions require it.
Multiple tests by GeoTek Engineering & Testing Services, Healthy Indoor Technologies and Inspection Management Test prove the WAVE Ventilation unit as an effective means to significantly decrease or eliminate mold, humidity, musty odors and radon in basements and crawl spaces.
GeoTek, well known for offering an array of environmental engineering services for federal, state and city government engineering projects, tested a home in Crooks, South Dakota, with visible mold, musty odors and obvious basement moisture. Just two weeks after the installation of a WAVE Ventilation unit, musty odors and mold disappeared. Testing three months later proved a significant decline in mold levels.
Healthy Indoor Technologies, a well-known mold inspection and remediation company, independently researched the effectiveness of the WAVE Ventilation system, discovering a 30% drop in indoor humidity after only weeks using the unit.
Inspection Management, an engineering, environmental and inspection firm with offices located in Princeton, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland, conducted tests with WAVE Ventilation for moisture-related problems in an upscale home in Huntington Valley, PA. After only 24 hours, relative humidity levels in all three of the home’s crawl spaces decreased an average of 40%. Radon levels decreased an impressive 90% percent during the company’s test as well.
Sensor Controlled Basement Unit
Dimensions: Height 62” expandable to 97” 11”wide x 7”deep
Airflow: 40cfm(low) – 230cfm(high)
Capacity: 2100 sq. ft. basement
Description Computerized sensor controls provide intelligent ventilation by constantly evaluating conditions and automatically adjusting the ventilation and replenishment rate for optimum results and energy efficiencies. When conditions are favorable, the sensors will lower the ventilation rate to maintenance mode providing constant air movement to reduce stagnation and expel pollutants.
Crawl Space w/ Booster Fan
Dimensions: Height 30” x 11”wide x 7”deep
Airflow: 40cfm(low) – 180cfm(high)
Watts: 76 combined
Capacity: 3000 sq. ft. crawl space
Description Comprised of an exhaust unit and replenishment booster fan that work in tandem to effectively extract moisture, odors, air pollutants and dry out the floors and beams. The ventilation component will expel at a rate based on relative humidity and the booster fan will pull down an equal amount of fresh dry air from the upper level maintaining air pressure equilibrium. Extra duct work provided increases circulation throughout the crawl space.
Slab Home/Apartment Unit
Dimensions: Height 23” x 9.5”wide x 5.5”deep
Airflow: 30cfm(low) – 125cfm(high)
Capacity: 2000 sq. ft.
Description 3 Modes of Operation – Normal/Air conditioning on/Unoccupied. Ideal for slab, condo apartments, trailer homes, sunrooms. Computerized sensors constantly evaluate living conditions and adjust ventilation accordingly.