Garage Ventilation System Product Specs

Garage Ventilation System Product Specs

This unit is primarily for an attached garage but can also be used for an unattached garage as well.

  • Service area: 7000 sf
  • Air flow: 138 cfm
  • Noise level: 35 dB
  • 110 volts
  • .3 amps
  • 31 watts
  • Single phase
  • Base motor dimensions—8” x  20” x 6” and weighs 10 lbs.
  • Entire unit weighs 16 lbs.
  • 23” x 17” x 15”

Garage Ventilation System Product Specs- EZ Breathe

Garage Ventilation System Product Specs- EZ Breathe

 

Balanced Air Intake System Product Specs

Balanced Air Intake System Product Specs

This unit is for extremely “air tight” homes  (i.e.   ICF—Insulated Concrete Form.)

  • Service area: 7000 sf
  • Air flow: 138 cfm
  • Noise level: 35 dB
  • 110 volts
  • .3 amps
  • 31 watts
  • Single phase
  • Base motor dimensions—8” x  20” x 6” and weights 10 lbs.
  • Unit box weighs 27 lbs.
  • 48” x 10” x 14”

Intake fan

  • Air flow: 138 cfm
  • Noise level: 35 dB
  • 110 volts
  • 1 amp
  • 80 watts
  • Single phase
  • 21” x 11” x 15”
  • Unit box weighs 20 lbs.

Inlet Filter

  • MERV 4 Filter  (3-10 microns)
  • 12” x 12” x 12”
  • Unit box weighs 10 lbs.

Crawl Space Conditioner Product Specs

Crawl Space Conditioner Product Specs

This unit is typically for a home with a crawlspace under the living space.

  • Service area: 7000 sf
  • Air flow: 138 cfm
  • Noise level: 35 dB
  • 110 volts
  • .3 amps
  • 31 watts
  • Single phase
  • Base motor dimensions—8” x  20” x 6” and weights 10 lbs.
  • Entire unit weighs 25lbs.   48” x 10” x 14”

Intake fan

  • Air flow: 109 cfm
  • Noise level: 35 dB
  • 110 volts
  • .11 amps
  • 6.8 watts

Crawl Space Conditioner Product Specs- EZ Breathe

Crawl Space Conditioner Product Specs- EZ Breathe

Crawl Space Conditioner Product Specs- EZ Breathe

 

Basement Model A-400 Product Specs

Basement Model A-400 Product Specs

This unit is typically for a basement or a slab on grade construction.

  • Service area: 7000 sf
  • Air flow: 138 cfm
  • Noise level: 35 dB
  • 110 volts
  • .3 amps
  • 31 watts
  • Single phase
  • Base motor size – 8” x 20” x 6” and weighs 10 lbs.
  • 11” wide x 1 ½” deep x telescopes up to 10’ tall
  • Entire unit weighs 27 lbs.

Basement Model A-400 Product Specs- EZ Breathe

Basement Model A-400 Product Specs- EZ Breathe

Basement Model A-400 Product Specs- EZ Breathe

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Could Poor Indoor Air Quality Be Causing Your Migraines?

Could Poor Indoor Air Quality Be Causing Your Migraines?

Feeling dizzy? Having a severe headache? If you experience migraines often, it is important to visit your doctor to determine their cause. Migraines are caused by a variety of factors. Not many people realize that indoor air quality is amongst the leading causes of migraines. Indoor Air Quality | Nashville, TN | EZ Breathe

While scientists still don’t fully understand what causes migraines, research suggests that there are various environmental factors that can trigger migraines or make them worse. If you suffer with migraines, it is a good idea to keep a journal of when your migraines start or what is happening when they get worse. This will help you identify triggers so you can avoid them.

According to a study by the Environment Protection Agency (US EPA), indoor air quality in many homes is much worse than outdoor air quality. The air in many homes has high levels of air pollutants including formaldehyde, mold spores, dust mites, carbon monoxide and much more. Research has shown that exposure to environmental irritants such as formaldehyde and other noxious gases, makes people susceptible to developing migraines. Exposure to high levels of these air pollutants in your home could therefore be the reason your experiencing migraines.Indoor Air Quality | Nashville, TN | EZ Breathe

What to do about indoor air quality

If you suspect that the quality of the air in your home is poor, the first step you should take is to have your home inspected and tested. Testing will reveal exactly what pollutants are present in the home and at what level. Testing will help you determine what needs to be done to improve the quality of air in your home.

One of the most effective ways of improving indoor air quality is by investing in a whole home ventilation system. Unlike air conditioners that simply recycle the stale air in your home, whole home ventilation systems remove stale air and expel it to the outdoors. They then draw clean and fresh air from outside into your home. They therefore keep your home ventilated without causing loss in energy to the outside. You will save money on energy bills while ensuring your home’s air quality is good.

Depending on the type and level of pollutants in your air, you may also want to eliminate the sources of pollution that can be removed. For example, if your air has a high level of mold spores, you should invest in mold remediation services.

Are you suffering from migraines? Have you considered the quality of air in your home?

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The Dangers of Febreze

The Dangers of Febreze- EZ BreatheThe Dangers of Febreze

Febreze is classified as an air freshener, created by Proctor & Gamble. It reports to work by “trapping” odor molecules in a donut-shaped chemical.

The first thing that is really important to understand: the product does not remove odor molecules and it doesn’t clean the item it comes into contact with.

The odor molecules are still there. Your nose just can’t perceive them because you smell the chemical product instead.

For more related information on how EZ Breathe can help with smells and odors.

That alone should be your first warning. We know inhalation of any chemicals is dangerous, and several of its ingredients listed below are known to irritate the lungs… but this is a chemical whose entire purpose is to be inhaled!

The Natural Resources Defense Council studied the effects of air fresheners, discovering that they currently undergo no safety testing. The results were disturbing, because they revealed high levels of phthalates, which are known to be especially harmful to children. These chemicals were even present in sprays which were claimed to be “All-Natural” and “unscented”. Phthalates were not disclosed in the list of ingredients for any of the products. “Phthalates are hormone-disrupting chemicals that can be particularly dangerous for young children and unborn babies. Exposure to phthalates can affect testosterone levels and lead to reproductive abnormalities, including abnormal genitalia and reduced sperm production. The State of California notes that five types of phthalates — including one that we found in air freshener products — are ‘known to cause birth defects or reproductive harm.’” — Natural Resources Defense Council

1,4- Dichlorobenzene is a chemical that is found in the blood of 96% of Americans. It has been linked to lung damage, is a known carcinogen, and it is an E.P.A. registered pesticide. Studies found it to increase rates of asthma. It can be found in the majority of air fresheners, toilet deodorizers, and mothballs. It works by attacking the receptors in the nose, and thus eliminating the sense of smell. This is how the new generation of air fresheners actually “freshen”. This chemical was introduced into the American market with the Febreze product from Proctor & Gamble. The new generation of air fresheners that were inspired by the success of Febreze are literally using chemical warfare to destroy their customers’ sense of smell. That lack of smell is where the illusion of freshness comes from. The user only smells these air fresheners for about a minute after they have been sprayed, and then the nose cannot smell most fragrances anymore. This is not a normal adjustment to odors, anymore than a loss of one of the other four senses. The process is the equivalent of using a chemical blinding agent to escape the unpleasantness of a bright light; when that chemical is known to be both poisonous and carcinogenic. By design, the freshening chemical causes damage to the mucous membrane, which is claimed to be temporary. However, no long-term studies have ever been done to test the effects of chronic exposure. It is important to remember that anything inhaled is immediately absorbed into the blood through the lungs relatively unchanged.

Unfortunately there is not much data being shared on Febreze and their many products, but the Environmental Working Group (EWG) did conduct a test for the ingredients of one of their products, Febreze Air Effects.

Shockingly, P&G only disclosed THREE ingredients in this product, but the EWG…they found 87 chemicals in total!

Now this is just one Febreze product, but the fact that only 3 ingredients were disclosed and that so many undisclosed ingredients are dangerous, it’s safe to assume that their other air fresheners are just as dangerous.

Febreze Ingredients

Below you’ll find a list of just some of the 87 chemicals found by the EWG in Febreze Air Effects, listed in order of their toxicity to humans:

  • BHT – Known as a neurotoxin, endocrine disruptor, immunotoxicity, non-reproductive organ system toxicity, skin eye and lung irritator
  • Acetaldehyde – Known to cause cancer, toxic to reproduction and development, immunotoxin, non-reproductive organ system toxin, skin, eye and lung irritator
  • “Fragrance” – One of the three ingredients actually disclosed, it’s a neurotoxin, immunotoxin and allergen
  • Propylene Glycol – Causes cancer, allergies, toxic to immune system, accumulates in the system, non-reproductive organ system toxin, is classified with “enhanced skin absorption” and irritates the skin, eye and lung
  • 1,3-Dichloro-2-propanol – Carcinogenic (causes cancer)
  • Limonene – Allergen, immunotoxin and skin, eyes and lung irritator
  • Methyl pyrrolidone – Toxin to reproduction and development, allergen and immunotoxin, non-reproductive organ system toxin and skin, eyes and lung irritator
  • Alcohol denatured – Also disclosed in the ingredients of Febreze, it’s linked to cancer, developmental/reproductive toxicity, organ system toxicity and skin, eyes and lung irritator
  • Butylphenyl methylpropion al – allergen, immunotoxin and and skin, eyes and lung irritator
  • Ethyl acetate – linked to developmental/reproductive toxicity, neurotoxicity, organic system toxicity and and skin, eyes and lung irritator
  • Geraniol – Linked to allergies, immunotoxicity, organi system toxicity and and skin, eyes and lung irritation
  • Linalool – allergen, immunotoxin, and and skin, eyes and lung irritator
  • Benzaldehyde – neurotoxin, and skin, eyes and lung irritator
  • Diethylene glycol monoethyl ether – non-reproductive organ system toxicity
  • Ethylhezanol – developmental and reproductive toxin and skin, eyes and lung irritator
  • Hexyl cinnamal – allergen, immunotoxin and skin, eyes and lung irritator
  • And way too many more…

You can find the EWG’s full report on the dangers of Febreze and other common cleaners here.

Removing Odors Naturally

Again, it’s important to understand that these types of products are not only dangerous to our health, but they aren’t actually cleaning the air or eliminating odor. They are just masking it…the bacteria and molecules are still hanging around, maybe even making you sick themselves.

If you really want to remove odors naturally there are two recommendations I have:

  1. Types of Houseplants That Clean the Air – In this article I’ll point out the best houseplants to use to freshen indoor air, as well as just how effective they really are.
  2. Removing Odor Naturally – Here I’ll show you how you can actually remove odors for all kinds of surfaces…safely, easily and naturally.
  3. ACTUALLY Purify the Air: Febreze doesn’t purify, but only masks odors. But essential oils can actually purify the air and eliminates odor.

Source: The Dangers of Febreze.

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Coronavirus and The Benefits of Using a Whole Home Ventilation System

The new coronavirus, COVID-19, has the attention of the entire world. This virus has spread rapidly since the outbreak began in China in December 2019. With headlines warning us of travel bans, cancelled conferences, and school closures, we have to ask, is there something we are missing to prevent the spread within our own indoor environment?

There are different kinds of coronaviruses, most of which only cause mild symptoms and illness, such as a cold. According to the World Health Organization, common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. We do not know what caused this novel coronavirus (COVID-19), but research is being carried out to find its original source. So how can we combat this new deadly flu? The CDC and the WHO have both stated that washing your hands frequently and steering clear from carriers will be enough, however as more cases are popping up, new precautions are surfacing.

It’s no mystery that the air inside our homes, offices and buildings we enter may be contaminated. What if the building is ‘sick’ and harboring more than just the Coronavirus?

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According to the EPA, “60% of homes and buildings are ‘sick’, meaning that they are hazardous to your health to occupy”. The EPA also reports 50% of residential buildings and 80% of commercial buildings both have water damage, which is the breeding ground for bacteria, viruses, and black mold. The particulates produced by molds (mycotoxins) have been medically labeled as more dangerous to human health than mold spores themselves. Once inhaled, Mycotoxins can have serious health implications. Black mold symptoms can mimic the flu and worsen pre-existing conditions like Asthma, Auto-immune Diseases, and more.

The reality is bacteria, molds, viruses, and toxins are living and thriving in our homes. Unfortunately, no matter how much cleaning products you use to prevent organic materials from growing, it continues to, from the top to the very bottom of your house.

To help reduce the risk of having a “sick home” installing a home ventilation system can ensure that the air exchange is adequate to improve the health of the home. The EPA recommends “6-10 compete air exchanges per day”. Not just any home ventilation system is recommended, but one that services the entire structure, from bottom up. Ventilation systems installed in the lowest level of the home are most effective at treating the entirety of the indoor air quality and are most effective and improving the overall indoor air quality.

Why EZ Breathe Ventilation System? This whole-home ventilation system provides complete home air exchanges according to the EPA’s recommendations and can dramatically improve the indoor air quality by providing up to an 85% reduction in airborne particulates. The EZ Breathe System provides a much-needed path of escape for the many airborne pollutants, contaminants, humidity, dander, dust mites, fungi, bacteria and other toxins that build up inside our homes.

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3 Facts about How Air Purifiers Improve Indoor Air Quality in Macedonia, OH

3 Facts About How Air Purifiers Improve Indoor Air Quality Macedonia, OH

The quality of the air that you inhale in your home or at your place of work has a notable impact on your health. Research has shown that indoor air quality affects the health, wellbeing, and comfort of the people who occupy any building. To avoid the negative impact of poor indoor air quality, many people install air purifiers in their buildings.

Before buying an air purifier, it is important to familiarize yourself with how the equipment works and other points that you need to consider. Here are 3 important things that you should know about air purifiers.

  1. How Does An Air Purifier Function To Improve Indoor Air Quality

An air purifier has a filtration system that is designed to trap microscopic elements from the air. The equipment has a system of internal fans that draw the air in a building and make it pass through a series of filters.

Each time that the air cleaning equipment cycles, air passes through the device’s purification system and in the process, the air is filtered by removing harmful airborne elements such as pollen, dust, and bacteria. The air purifier then recirculates the clean air back into the building.indoor air quality | Macedonia, OH | EZ Breathe

  1. Who Needs An Air Purifier?

Everyone needs clean indoor air. Therefore, virtually everyone needs to have an air purifier installed in their building to ensure that the air that they breathe is clean all the time. However, there are situations in which you are likely to need an air purifier more. For instance, if your building has been designed to be energy efficient in that it is airtight, then you are likely to need more artificial ventilation in terms of air purifiers.

Also, if your building has fewer windows and vents, this means less air circulation. To keep the air in such a building cleaner, you will have to install an air purifier.

Some buildings are also exposed to pollutants from vehicle exhaust, cooking, cleaning, fresh paints, fiberglass, and other materials and processes. If you occupy such a building, you will need an air purifier to remove all the harmful particles from your indoor air.

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  1. What Are The Features Of A Good Air Purifier?

A good air purifier should be able to improve indoor air quality by removing harmful contaminants from the air, controlling the moisture content of the air, and ensuring that a building has fresh air all the time. So, if you are planning to install an air purifier in your home or office, ensure that the device meets the aforementioned qualities.

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Indoor Air Quality: Functions and Benefits of a 2-in-1 Air Purifier and Dehumidifier in Macedonia, OH

Indoor air quality is an important issue all over the world. In the United States, indoor air quality is critical, given that according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, 60 percent of homes and buildings are risky because they have air contaminated with airborne pollutants.

To improve the quality of indoor air, many homeowners and owners of commercial buildings install equipment such as dehumidifiers and air purifiers to remove moisture from the air, or to purify the air, respectively.

Some buildings also have both air purifiers and air dehumidifiers installed. But there are 2-in-1 devices that act as air purifiers and dehumidifiers. In this article, you will learn about how standalone purifiers and dehumidifiers work and how a 2-in-1 device combines the two functions.

How Standalone Air Purifiers and Dehumidifiers Work

A standalone air purifier functions by trapping microscopic elements from the air. The device has fans that draw air from a building and passes it through a series of filters before returning the clean air to the building. Through this process, harmful substances such as mold, volatile organic compounds, bacteria, smoke, dust, and pollen are removed from the air.

In contrast, an air dehumidifier removes excess moisture from the air, hence making sure that the air that you breathe has the right quantity of moisture. It is important to note that high humidity can increase the level of harmful compounds in the air. High indoor humidity also promotes the growth of mold and mildew.

How a 2-in-1 Air Purifier and Dehumidifier Works

A 2-in-1 air purifier and dehumidifier combines the functions of an air purifier and air dehumidifier. That is, the device cleans the air and simultaneously ensures that the air has the right quantity of moisture.

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A 2-in-1 air purifier and dehumidifier has the following benefits:

  • Energy Savings: Standalone dehumidifiers are known to be heavy energy consumers. Added to the cost of operating a separate air purifier, this means that you will have a significantly high energy bill. But a 2-in-1 air purifier and dehumidifier uses technology that enables it to use a lower amount of energy.
  • Space: Having a 2-in-1 air purifier and dehumidifier means that you don’t need to have separate devices to clean your indoor air and control the amount of moisture that the air contains. As a result, you need less space to install a 2-in-1 purifier and dehumidifier as compared to having a standalone air purifier and a separate dehumidifier.

 

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