Ventilation

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…”

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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.
  • 3.VENTILATE
    …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.

Health and building codes urge ventilation for moisture and air quality control as a necessity, not a luxury

With WAVE Ventilation’s 3 stage process the most problematic air is expelled and then replenished automatically with fresher drier air to transform the lower levels as well as the upper living areas into a healthy comfortable environment.

The automatic sensor controls provide a sensible continuous ventilation to maximize performance, energy efficiency and ease of operation.

 

 

Benefits and advantages

WAVE System vs dehumidifier

Year Round Benefits

Energy Savings

Independent Test

TRANSFORMS

COLD, DAMP, ODOROUS, POLLUTED BASEMENTS AND CRAWL SPACES INTO COMFORTABLE, FRESH, HEALTHY AREAS.

CONTINUOUSLY MAINTAINS

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.

● Study #1
● Study #2

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.

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Sensor Controlled Basement Unit

Dimensions: Height 62” expandable to 97” 11”wide x 7”deep

Airflow: 40cfm(low) – 230cfm(high)

Watts: 38

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)

Watts: 31

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.

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