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We have a crawl space in our house rather than a basement and, with all the tornadoes and other types of weather events we get in my area, we've been thinking about creating a tornado safe spot in the crawl space. We'd put flashlights, snacks, a tarp and other emergency items down there so that, when a tornado is near, we can head back and there and, hopefully, weather the storm safely.
But, crawl spaces and basements are the most problematic areas in a house when it comes to air quality, and if we're stuck down there for a while, we want to make sure the air we're breathing isn't stale. The stagnant air doesn't have anywhere to go because there's no ventilation, and that makes it a breeding ground for dust, mold and mites as well as toxins.
I don't know if we could put a dehumidifier down there because I'm not sure what the electrical outlet situation is like, and while dehumidifiers do dry out the air, they don't ventilate it, so the stale air still sits there. That's why I think Wave Ventilation by Wave Home Solutions might be a better idea for us. The system ventilates and dries out the house. It also draws out damp, polluted air from the lowest level and expels it outside. I bet it would be better to put in our room than a dehumidifier, too, to dry the air out and help our sinus issues. It costs pennies to run — as opposed to dehumidifiers, which can cost around $50 a month — and are maintenance free. Check out this video:
Do you have issues with air quality in hour house, too? Check out Wave Home Solutions and let me know what you think!