Should homeowners install a ventilation system in their home?
Depending on the home’s location and the different seasons throughout the year, ventilation systems, like the Ion Fresh & Clean from Ion Technologies, are important for the overall health of a home. Before there was central air conditioning and furnaces, homeowners knew that in order to maintain a comfortable and healthy home, keeping air in motion was critical. Today, that is even more important, as houses are built to a much higher standard of airtightness in order to achieve maximum energy efficiency.
The Fresh & Clean Basement Ventilation System by Ion Technologies is an all-in-one dehumidifier and air purifier. Consistent re-circulation of clean and healthy air throughout the entire home is done by removing damp, unhealthy air from the basement and redistributing dry, healthy air from the upper levels to the lower level.
Unlike traditional dehumidifiers, the Fresh & Clean Basement Ventilation System is maintenance free, eliminating the need to change filters or empty buckets of water. The Fresh & Clean is also extremely energy efficient, allowing for minimal operation costs. One Fresh & Clean System completes the work of several dehumidifiers while operating at half the cost (an average of $2 to $3 a month in electricity).
One of the final steps in the basement waterproofing process should be basement ventilation with the Fresh & Clean. Contractors should do a thorough inspection of the basement to find any existing or potential issues that could lead to seepage problems. Common issues include concrete walls and floors that allow moisture to seep through, leaking cracks, an inadequate sump pit lid that provides easy entry for moisture and soil gases, an aged sump pump and/or switch and a drainage system that does a poor job at distributing away groundwater from the home.
Musty basements are commonly accepted as normal but dangerous airborne microscopic spores from mold are responsible for the smell; triggering allergies, asthma and other respiratory ailments. By removing the moisture, odors and contaminated air from the basement, contractors can create a healthy environment that will circulate throughout the entire home. Whether the basement is commonly occupied or not, finished or unfinished, its air circulation has a significant impact on the rest of the home’s air quality. A clean and healthy basement goes a long way towards a positive whole home health experience.
Fresh & Clean Basement Ventilation System Product Features:
- 22″ x 7″ x 10.5″ base unit with a 44″ to 74″ sized chute
- 110 volts
- .3 amps
- Air flow: 139 cfm
- Weight: 29 lbs.
- Single phase
- Service area up to 7,500 sf
- 3 year warranty