Step 1: Cool, moist air is heavy and generally gravitates to basements which are the lowest point in the house. This is one reason why basements usually have an excessive amount of moisture. Since the basement floor is usually very cold, it will condense the moisture that seeps in from the upper levels or from outside the house. Damp air will become stagnant in badly ventilated areas, which can and will create an environment that is perfect for structural damage, mold and mildew growth and discomfort.
With a Hydrabreeze basement dehumidifier and ventilation system installed and operating, this stagnant, damp, contaminated air is drawn to the bottom vents of the unit by a powerful, yet quiet, ventilation fan. This is the distinct uniqueness and effectiveness of Hydrabreeze, in that it is directing effort to the source of the problem and where it persists. When the surface moisture is drawn off, the moisture within the walls tends to come to the exterior surface and is also expelled, resulting in a process that is drying out the structure.
Step 2: Hydrabreeze pushes out the harmful, moist air by using its quite yet powerful patented system through a small 6-inch dedicated duct. This flushed-out, contaminated air is then replaced with a flow of relatively drier, warmer and fresher air drawn downward from the upper levels of the home. This warmer air will eliminate that hanging musty basements smell by lowering the relative humidity and reducing the condensation on the surface of the basement surface. The air from the upper levels is then replaced with more fresh, clean air from the outside through natural means via windows, doors, and cracks.
Step 3: The Hydrabreeze system eegulates the flow of air automatically by an adjustable humidistat, similar to a thermostat. When the desired level of humidity is achieved, the fan will reduce its speed; should the humidity level increase, Hydrabreeze will resume a higher speed to get back to the desired humidity. An exchange of air occurs 10 times a day through the direct effect of the air being expelled and the flow of air downward. As the moisture is drawn off the surface of the basement walls, the moisture that has been absorbed in the walls and floor comes to the surface, where Hydrabreeze then expels the harmful moisture and reduces structural damage. In addition to reducing humidity and structural damage, Hydrabreeze reduces mold growth by not allowing the moist air to stagnate. This ventilation process removes gases and pollutants that have built up in the basement over time.
Hydrabreeze maintains a constant airflow to prevent the dangerous stagnation, and never shuts off.
Unlike a dehumidifier, Hydrabreeze technology is designed to expel moist air in every aspect, but it doesn't separate the water molecules from the air. This is accomplished by the movement and removal of excess moist air from the least ventilated and coldest area of your home, the basement or crawl space.