A Basement Ventilation System, 3 Reasons Why You Need One

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How a Basement Ventilation System Works

Virtually Every Home Has A Humidity Problem
Now every home can have an easy, effective, and inexpensive solution… A Basement Ventilation System (BVS)!

woman sneezingProblems associated with excess humidity in the home include damp musty air, odors, mold and mildew, window condensation, pipes sweating, dry rot, etc… Excess humidity can contribute to health problems (read what the leading experts say about indoor air pollution).

Some common attempts to try and solve these problems have included: dehumidifiers and air exchange systems, but for the most part, they appear to be ineffective, inconvenient, and expensive.

Now every home can have an easy, effective, and inexpensive solution:
A Basement Ventilation System!

A Basement Ventilation System (BVS) installed in the basement or crawlspace helps address the problem of excess humidity, poor ventilation, and other problems associated with excess humidity in the home such as damp musty air, odors, mold and mildew, window condensation, pipes sweating, dry rot, etc…

Because water is heavier than air, moisture and humidity will have a tendency to navigate to the lower level of the home when humidity is highest. Thus, the upper level will contain a lower percentage of humidity, while the basement or crawlspace will always carry the heavier, more dense level of moisture.

It’s easy as 1,2,3…

1. Installed in the basement, a BVS pulls the musty humid air from the basement or crawlspace.

2. It then expels the contaminated air outside,

3. At the same time it recaptures the dryer, fresh air from the upper floor and uses it to help dry out the basement or crawlspace.

home window rotA basement ventilation system will extract humidity and other airborne contaminants, from the basement floor where the highest level of humidity resides. By extracting this moist cool air, drier air will be pulled down from the upstairs until the desired preset humidity level is reached. In this way, it recycles warm air which would otherwise be lost through normal building leaks. The system acquires its exchange through normal filtration of air throughout the dwelling via cracks, doors, windows, and plugs.

Excess humidity can contribute to dry rot in the floor joists, sill plate, under floorboards, window sills, and frames.

This can require expensive repairs.

A BVS expels the excess humidity which contributes to condensation on windows, water pipes, floor joists, basement walls, and floors, eliminating the number one cause of dry rot and thereby reducing costly repairs.

 

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