Tips from the Canadian Lung Association

The Canadian Lung Association (lung.ca) recommends that everyone should make healthy indoor 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.

Bad air circulation in basements

Experts on lung health, the Canadian Lung 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 ClairiTech Solution

While the Canadian Lung Association talks about the benefits of a dehumidifier, for nearly 30 years ClairiTech 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.

ClairiTech Innovations began with a mission to develop a healthier, drier, and more comfortable basement and home, at a fraction of the annual energy cost of a dehumidifier

Today, our patented basement moisture control and ventilation systems, properly installed, will improve your customers’ 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.

Economical to operate, they will recirculate tempered air from upstairs to the basement, improving heating and air conditioning efficiency.

The proof is not only in the performance and the lower energy bills, it’s in the improved sense of well-being your customers will notice 24/7, 365 days a year.