Crawl Space Ventilation System vs. Foundation Vents
A crawl space ventilation system should be a standard, not a luxury. The quality of the environment in the crawl space is of major concern because the crawl space ventilation system affects the health of all the residents of the home. As a homeowner it is important to understand the health risks associated with not having a crawl space ventilation system.
As warm air rises, cool air from the crawl space is sucked into the living areas of your home. Called the “stack effect”, it’s the same way a chimney works. This, combined with other factors, provides a significant amount of the air you breathe actually came from your crawl space.
The foundation vents that were originally designed to allow humidity to escape not only allow hot, humid air to enter in the Summer months but also allow cold air to enter in the Winter months. This process makes the heating and cooling system work much harder to compensate for the adverse weather conditions.
Home owners strive to use the best windows, doors and insulation to create the tightest most energy efficient home they can. Most people do not consider that having foundation vents allow outside humid or cold air to enter the home. This can be detrimental to the goal of an efficient Green home.
The E-Z Breathe Crawl Space Ventilation System
The E-Z Breathe Crawl Space Ventilation System is a maintenance free unit that helps protect your home and family from excess moisture, molds, toxins, allergies and poor air quality resulting in a cleaner, healthier living environment. It provides powerful ventilation, supporting both the EPA and the American Lung Associations’ recommendations to use a ventilation system to reduce indoor air pollution.
The E-Z Breathe unit itself is a quiet, unobtrusive apparatus that fits easily into the crawl space. Because there are no heavy buckets to empty or costly filters to replace the E-Z Breathe Crawl Space Ventilation System is maintenance free. With its energy efficient design, it requires very little power and just $2.00 to $3.00 a month of electricity.