Most homeowners know that after awhile, the basement becomes a hard place to enjoy. They become very moist and damp, and this leads to that musty basement smell
The most common action taken to remedy this problem is to buy a dehumidifier for basement. However, many homeowners soon regret every buying one. For starters, dehumidifiers prove to be costly because of electricity. According to Home Energy, power draws of 300-700 watts are common from use of dehumidifiers. This is alarming for both your wallet and the environment.
In addition to the cost, people hate having to empty the buckets of water and they often don’t even get rid of the smell. Basements with dehumidifiers often still have that stale, musty scent.
An alternative is a WAVE ventilation system. These systems are more cost effective, they maintain a lower level of humidity, and require no maintenance. The WAVE ventilation system only pulls about 38 watts of energy, compared to the hundreds the dehumidifiers use.
Most importantly, these ventilation systems even improve the quality of air by creating the necessary amount of air exchanges to expel pollutants and gases from your home. This will overall improve your health, and the health of your family.