Expel moisture, gases and pollutants from your crawl space or basement with a Total-Air Crawl Space or Basement Ventilation System
Benefits of a Total-Air Ventilation System in Your Home
- Reduces the levels of excess moisture that nourishes the growth of biological contaminants
- Replenishes cold damp air in basements and crawl spaces with warmer drier air from upstairs which changes the relative humidity without the need for costly dehumidifiers
- Monitors the relative humidity in your home and adjusts the ventilation rate automatically
- Maximizes air flow over surfaces extracting moisture saturated in the structure of your home
- Circulates air flow over entire surfaces minimizing stagnation
- Expels the most polluted air with the heaviest concentrations of gasses, chemicals and toxins
- Continuous ventilation creates an air exchange and air flow pattern throughout the home
- Increases heating and air efficiency as it cost less to heat or cool drier air and surfaces
How The Total-Air Home Ventilation System Works
- Expel – The home ventilation system, from the lowest level of the home draws in stagnant, damp, contaminated air and expels the entire air mass outdoors through a 6 inch dedicated duct.
- Replenish – The contaminated air is then replace by relatively drier, warmer and fresher air from the upper levels. This lowers relative humidity and reduces condensation on basement surfaces. The upper level air is replaced with cleaner, fresher outside air entering the home naturally through windows, doors and cracks.
- Ventilate – The home ventilation system is automatically controlled by an adjustable dehumidistat that regulates the velocity of air flow. When the desired level of humidity is achieved, the ventilation system will reduce speed. The ventilation system will resume a higher speed if the humidity level increases.
- Results – In addition to reducing odors and humidity levels, the air movement reduces the environmental conditions conductive to mold and biological growth. The ventilation process removes gasses and pollutants that are excessively high in the basement. As moisture is drawn off the surface, the moisture absorbed into walls and floors come to the surface and is then expelled. This dries out the entire home and reduces structural damage.
Total-Air Ventilation System vs Dehumidifiers
- Energy- One Total-Air Ventilation Unit provides moisture control for the whole home. Dehumidifier coverage is limited and may require additional units to achieve ideal moisture levels. The ventilation unit costs approx $2 – $3 per month to operate whereas a dehumidifier can range from $40 – $70. Some high capacity dehumidifiers can cost as much as $100 or more per month.
- Air Quality- A ventilation unit expels gasses, toxins, pollutants and VOC’s that naturally build up in your house. With the ventilation unit, your entire house is getting 6 – 10 air exchanges per day, resulting in moisture control and improved air quality. Dehumidifiers recirculated the same polluted air over and over again.
- Protection- The flow of air that is created by a ventilation unit draws out moisture saturated in walls, beams, floors and concrete. Saturated moisture can lead to problems like floor buckling, rust and increased termite activity. Dehumidifiers do not provide the necessary circulation to dry out the structure.
- Ventilation– Stagnant moist air nourishes biological growth of mold, musty odors (byproduct of mold), mildew, dust mites, infestation and other biological growths. The constant air flow created from a ventilation unit deprives these biological groups the moisture they need to flourish.
- Maintenance– The ventilation unit is quite and efficient, does not require any maintenance and has a 10 year warranty on parts. Dehumidifiers are noisy, hot and the average warranty on parts is only 90 days.