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 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.
“ Just wanted you to know the slab unit is working great for us. So far there has been no condensation build up on the walls or window. The only draw back is the water in the snakes bowls is evaporating faster than usual. But it's really not a problem. Thanks again for all your help.. ”
– Doug Donnelly
“ Just wanted to let you know the installation was completed by 12:45PM today, the 8th of September and everything went well. It was determined that the best place to locate the unit was along the south wall. A dandy fine job Mr Hill and his assistant accomplished!!! Both were very professional, efficient and THOUGHTFUL in paying careful attention to peripheral concerns that I did not expect they would do, e.g, leveling the storage shelves after they had to be moved AND reconnecting the speaker wires that had to be disconnected to access the area for the installation! When he presented me with the bill, before I looked at it, I asked if I were going to pass out and he said "no", and when I looked at it, he was right--I didn't pass out! It was the amount he had suggested when I first spoke with him to set up an appointment. I'm so very grateful to you for your help and greatly appreciative for a job WELL done by Mr David Hill and his assistant (whose name, I regrettably, cannot remember). Just wanted to share this bit of good news with you as well as to thank you again! And, oh, by the way, the quality of air seems to be improving already so it appears you may have a happy, satisfied customer here--very pleased with the WAVE unit and the Sanuvox, which Mr. Hill helped me identify the filters and insert them in proper order into the Sanuvox unit. ”
“ I just wanted to let you know that Dave installed the system on Friday and it's working like a charm. Love it! And Dave did a terrific job and is a very nice man. Would (and will) recommend this system and Dave to my friends and co-workers. Thank you ”
– Sharon Merritt
“ I want to let you know how my Wave basement ventilation is working. As you and I have discussed, I installed the unit myself. I had no problem with the installation as the directions were fairly straight forward; however, the instructions appear to be a poor translation from another language and the pictures included are not all that clear, but I figured it all out with no problems. So, all is well that ends well. As far the unit's operation goes, after about a month, we believe it is performing wonderfully. Our finished basement smells so much better. That musty humid smell is gone, drawn out by the unit's quiet operation. The electronics are great; they portray exactly what is going on, giving clear indication as to humidity trends and fan speeds. Also the override function is a great feature in case there is a need for enhanced ventilation, such as when my son exercises in the basement. Overall, this is a great product and I am pleased with the purchase. ”
– Vic Blanchet
“ 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. ”
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.