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home maintenance  /  April 17, 2019

4 Ways You Can Improve Your Basement Air Quality

The basement is a great space to turn into a spare bedroom, workshop or movie theater. However, it does have its recurring problems, and that’s the fact that it tends to have a foul odor that can be extremely off-putting. There are various reasons for these smells, such as mold and mildew, sewer gas and dead animals. Thankfully, there are ways to combat these smells and improve your basement’s air quality.

  1. Find the Source – You should first find the source of the foul odor.  If your basement has mold and mildew, get a professional to clean it up immediately. If it’s sewer gas, then you’ll have to get someone to check on the sewer pipes. Any other possible issue should be removed or fixed before moving on to the next steps.

  1. Air Filters – One way to improve your basement air quality is with air filters. You can change the air filters of your furnace to avoid any dust cakes that can cause mold growth in your home.

  1. Dehumidifiers – If you don’t mind increasing your energy bills, then dehumidifiers are another way of improving your basement’s air quality. They can reduce the humidity of your basement and even eliminate that stuffy feeling. Dehumidifiers also remove moisture in the air and limit mold growth so they may be the answer to your basement problems.

  1. Energy Recovery Ventilators – Energy Recovery Ventilators, or ERV, may be a tad costly to install, but they do have the lowest operating costs. They’re also the best option for improving basement air quality since they deliver fresh air to your home’s interior.

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