Denver, CO (Vocus) November 2, 2010
Wave Home Solutions, a recognized leader in home ventilation has launched a new sophisticated ventilation unit for year round moisture control. Excess moisture in homes supports the growth of dust mites, mold, the infestation of roaches, and mice all of which produce allergens that aggravate asthma and other chronic respiratory conditions.
The new unit comes with a computerized sensor system that includes a dehumidistat and dew point sensors that evaluate the ventilation and replenishment process; continually assessing the changes in relative humidity, temperature, and overall air trend patterns in the home. The Wave Ventilation unit transforms the most problematic areas of the home (basement and crawl space) where the damp, cool, stagnant air accumulates into a fresh, dry, and healthy enviornment for the family.
The World Health Organization 2009 Report states that occupants of damp or moldy buildings have up to a 75% greater risk of respiratory symptoms and asthma than occupants of buildings with better indoor air quality.” In 2009, the Surgeon General’s Issued a 'Call to Action To Promote Healthy Homes' stating that dampness and the presence of mold are … associated with asthma and other respiratory health complaints. Exposure to dampness and mold in homes is estimated to contribute to approximately 21% of current asthma cases in the United States, at an annual cost of $3.5 billion.
Facts are that over 80% of homes with basements and crawl spaces have moisture related problems that nourishes the biological growth of mold, dust mites, mildew and infestation. Musty odors are a byproduct of mold activity and are an indication of the ongoing growth of other biological contaminants that may not be detected by smell or sight. While mold spores are a natural part of our environment, exposure to them can adversely affect your health. Although you may not see mold growing in your home, spores may be taking root and thriving in moisture-rich areas such as basements and crawl spaces.
When treating the disease, the symptoms decrease; thus by reducing moisture, the biological pollutants are deprived of nourishment. The Wave Ventilation unit, a patented unit developed and marketed by Wave Home Solutions, expels moist contaminant-laden air out of the home from the lowest point (basements and crawl spaces) where there is the highest level of relative humidity and pollutants. Professionally installed, it will then replenish it with healthier, fresher and drier air. It substantially reduces the moisture levels depriving the biological contaminants of the necessary nutrients to thrive and will diminish them; thereby minimizing causes of ailments and the triggers for allergenic reactions.
Invisible to the naked eye, dust mites are the most common allergen-producing organism found in homes and live in our everyday indoor environments—in carpets, upholstered furniture, pillows and mattresses. However, in high humidity environments, they thrive and reproduce. When flourishing in these damp environments, their appetites increase, and with them, their fecal matter, the main source of dust mite allergen.
Moisture naturally permeates from the outdoors through home foundations into basements and crawl spaces. Everyday activities such as laundry, cleaning, bathing, cooking, even breathing, add to indoor moisture levels, which will saturate into a home’s structure. Relative humidity is highest at the lowest point of the house which has excess moisture, the coldest surface temperature and stagnant air, all of which contributes to a virtual picnic area for biological pollutants.
These contaminants do not stay confined in basements and crawl spaces, and closing the door to them, won’t keep them away. Airflow patterns will pull contaminants upwards into living areas, and contribute to the Sick Home Syndrome. Left untreated, these problems only get worse with time.
The new Wave Ventilation unit will reduce moisture, increase circulation and create an air exchange that will provide a drier healthier air by constantly measuring conditions and adjusting ventilation rates. It will optimize performance by ventilating at a high rate as warranted and then reduce to maintenance mode after conditions have improved. The relative humidity decreases by extracting moisture and replenishing with a warmer air mass that lowers relative humidity.
The prevalent moisture reduction solution has been an energy guzzling, high maintenance dehumidifier with performance limitations. It does not have the capacity to extract moisture from the entire basement and crawl space and it just recycles the same stale polluted air. Wave Ventilation provides both moisture and air quality control without buckets of water or filters and uses less than 40 watts. It’s sensors continuously control ventilation adjusting exhaust rates as needed without sacrificing energy costs and requires no maintenance or adjustments.
Wave Home Solutions is based in Oceanside NY, and has sold units nationally for years in residences, public housing and government properties. The range of models includes units for basements and crawl spaces. The company’s product lines consist of patented proven superior technologies for water and air quality issues that are environmentally friendly, easy and affordable.
Go to http://www.wavehomesolutions.com for more information
Wave Home Solutions
2421 Long Beach Road
Oceanside, NY 11572