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  • Termite Proof Your House Using Subfloor Ventilation
    A better ventilation system will draw out stale moist air, which in turn will create negative pressure inside the subfloor thus allowing fresh air to be drawn in. Most ventilation systems use fans, insulated ducting and humidifiers. You can easily find subfloor ventilation systems that are not only efficient but cost effective too.
  • Home Ventilation: 4 Ways To Do So
    Supply-only ventilation. This form of ventilation involves supplying fresh air into the house through fans placed in strategic areas. This system allows for fresh air to be delivered to one area of the house, or the whole house through air vents. However, the system does not provide for a means for musty damp air to be expelled. It relies on air leakage sites throughout the house, such as cracks, to expel the stale air.
  • How to Handle Insufficient Sub Floor Ventilation
    Storage- A majority of crawl spaces are too small to be used for any meaningful storage. Also, to store materials and other stuff in will contribute to the reduction of needed air circulation. Such a condition can create an enabling environment for encroachment of rodents and other pests.
  • Why You Cannot Do Without Sub Floor Ventilation
    Other forms of subfloor ventilation involve placing fans on one side of the building to draw in fresh air, then exhaust fans on the opposite side which are meant to expel the moist air. Some of these ventilations can be modified to not only extract moist air from the subfloor, but from other parts of the building that tend to be over moist.
  • Tips On How To Deal With Inadequate Sub Floor Ventilation
    A damp sub floor (basement) can have a very bad outcome on the health of your family and quality of your home. If left unattended to, it may cause respiratory illnesses to family members. Excessive basement dampness quickly affects timber flooring structures in your home, making your home vulnerable to termite attacks. Sub-floor ventilation is the solution to this problem. Having a dry and clean sub-floor area keeps termites at bay.
  • How You Can Identify A Good Sub Floor Ventilation System
    By understanding such requirements and the features of a good ventilation system, you would notice if anything seems to go wrong or if you need to change the whole setup and get an effective unit.
  • The Heat Recovery System in Whole House Ventilation
    Some mold produce toxic substances that can cause neurological problems and allergies. The symptoms shown by allergic people include persistent coughs, itchy eyes and rashes. Again, mold destroys walls and wooden structures. Heat strokes are another real threat when a home is overheated and has high humidity. Asthma attacks can also be triggered by hot or cold humid air.

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