The Canadian Lung Association recommends that everyone should make healthy air a goal. Canadians spend 90 percent of their time indoors and when the indoor air quality is poor, it can have an impact on everyone’s health and greatly affect people suffering from asthma, allergies or lung disease.

To ensure you have good indoor air quality, you need to control the source of any pollutants and bring fresh air into your home or apartment, i.e. ventilate it.

Bad air circulation in basements

Experts on lung health, the Association notes that the basement is "an ideal location where mold can grow since it is usually the dampest area of the home and often has poor air circulation. Exposure to mold can trigger asthma symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath, as well as allergic reactions.”

On their website the Canadian Lung Association gives the following tips:

  • Maintain an ideal humidity level in your basement (between 30-50%). To measure humidity levels, purchase a hygrometer from a hardware or electronics store.
  • Use a dehumidifier in your basement if humidity levels are high. Remember to clean the bucket, coil, and fan blades regularly so it runs efficiently and does not put bacteria or mold spores back into the air.
  • Limit exposure to mold by having kids play upstairs or removing the basement family room.

The Humidex Solution

While the Canadian Lung Association talks about the benefits of a dehumidifier, for nearly 30 years Humidex has been providing a better solution to improving overall basement air quality.

Dehumidifiers do not exchange the stale air or ventilate the basement. In most cases, they need to be monitored and emptied on a regular basis, and they use a lot of electricity to operate.

Humidex has developed patented basement moisture control and ventilation systems that effectively provides a healthier, drier, and more comfortable basement and home, at a fraction of the annual energy cost.

A Humidex basement unit, properly installed, will improve your indoor air quality by exhausting stale air and maintain humidity control ventilation for the entire home, eliminating musty odors and other airborne pollutants, such as fumes from paints, furnishings, carpeting, and household cleaning products and prevent costly mold and mildew damage to stored items, furniture, and clothing. It will recirculate warm air from upstairs to the basement, improving heating and air conditioning efficiency.

It is economical to operate 24/7, 365 days a year as it uses a fraction of the electricity that a dehumidifier does.