Simple Ways to Control Air Quality and Moisture in Your Home
August 19, 2010
The typical family produces a lot of moisture indoors through washing, showers, cooking, and even breathing. Moisture generally gravitates downwards into lower levels and because it has nowhere to go it will stagnate and saturate the structure.
Basements and crawl spaces are primary sources of moisture. When water permeates through the foundation ground and walls, it will condense on these colder surfaces. Cold surfaces in a house will have condensation when warmer, moist air comes into contact with them. This occurs with cold windows in the wintertime and in the moist summer when warm air comes in contact with cold ducts and pipes.
Building materials may contain excessive moisture (i.e. damp wood, fresh concrete) all of which need to be dried out. New houses are insulated and sealed so well that no fresh air enters in. When homes do not have proper ventilation, the indoor moisture will stagnate, nurturing mold spores and dust mites, saturate the structure and wreak havoc on your home and health. The damage caused by excess moisture can be extremely extensive and costly.
With controlled mechanical ventilation as in Humidex, homeowners can be proactive in their approach to protecting their homes and families while enjoying the maintenance free, energy saving, year round benefits for about 10 cents a day.
Humidex moisture control and ventilation unit will:
EXPEL moisture, gases, toxins, and pollutants
REPLENISH the polluted, damp air with healthy, dry air
VENTILATE the entire house, drying out the structure
Unlike a conventional dehumidifier which does not exchange the air, ventilate the basement and is costly to operate, Humidex will provide a healthier, drier and more comfortable home at a fraction of the cost.
The quiet Humidex system draws in moist, contaminated indoor pollutants, and expels them safely from the home. This unhealthy air is then replaced with a flow of drier, fresher air drawn downward from the upper levels. Replenishment air comes from the outdoors and enters the home naturally via windows, doors, and other openings. In essence, Humidex not only provides the home with much needed healthier outdoor air, it creates crucial ventilation within the home which inhibits the growth of molds and reduces moisture related problems.
There is also a humidity and air quality solution for smaller areas such as sheds, garages, and so on.
Small spaces can have big problems with excess humidity, air pollutants, dangerous fumes and poor ventilation. WizzVent® is the only multipurpose moisture control solution for garages, tool sheds, baby barns, greenhouses and other confined areas of up to 700 square feet.
The unit’s energy efficient design allows it to run quietly for just pennies a day. Your WizzVent® will monitor any increase in humidity and automatically maintain optimum moisture levels to prevent:
Molds & Mildew
Pollutants & Contaminants
Odour & Fumes
Window Condensation & Frost
For more information on both product lines visit www.humidex.ca
or call toll-free 1-800-416-9111