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Question DetailsAsked on 5/22/2011

Does anyone have an Ezbreathe Dehumidifier System?

Does it work, ie reduce humidity in your basement. Thanks

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To avoid the problems caused by moisture, a properly sized dehumidifier is necessary to maintain relative humidity between 45-50% throughout the home—including the basement.

http://www.thermastor.com/Residential-Dehumidification/


Answered 7 years ago by McKinley Henson

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Just read the info on the EZbreathe.com site, and I still don't really understand what happens to the excess water with this unit. Even the precise question "What happens to the water" in their FAQ section was not answered in understandable fashion. I'm tempted to believe this "system" just recirculates all the air in the house and evens out the humidity. Is that your understanding?

In most areas of the country there is always some extra humidity in a basement area, even with proper house drains, etc. This is not an issue in the winter with a heated basement and adequate air circulation; however, in the summer many people - myself included - keep a dehumidifier running all the time. Most models have a connection for a section of garden hose so that the condensation can be run into the house drain. (NOT into the sump pump unless you want to shorted the life of the pump significantly.) Our basement does not feel wet, but it's amazing how much water is coming out of the hose most of the time - a steady trickle. If you are able to use a garden hose to drain the water in this way, it doesn't really matter what size dehumidifier you have, since you won't be emptying a cup. I think we got ours at Home Depot for around $135.

Not sure if this helps. Can you explain more of what the EZbreathe is supposed to do and how you understand it to be superior to regular dehumidifiers? I have to say I was not impressed by the typos and grammatical errors on their website, which looked kind of cheesy overall. That doesn't mean to say their product isn't good, but I'm always suspicious of any company that doesn't make the time and effort to make a good impression with the public.

Answered 7 years ago by Commonsense

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Wouldn't mind seeing one installed but wouldn't consider getting one after going through their web site.

The way they describe it (especially in the FAQ section) causes me to view it like the ventilation fan in a bathroom. Run the fan after a shower and it sucks the warm, damp air out of the bathroom and exhausts it.

Have damp, polluted air in your home...put this gadget in the lowest point of the home on an exterior wall and it exhausts the damp, polluted air.

They don't come right out and say it, but it reads as though the unit is mounted into an exterior wall and it ventilates much the same as a bathroom exhaust fan....but on a larger scale. Might as well put a box fan in a window and point it outwards.


Answered 7 years ago by Old Grouch

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<< for specific products (brands & models), Consumer Reports analysis might be your best bet.

Answered 7 years ago by tessa89

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"Might as well put a box fan in a window and point it outwards."

LOL. I'm loving, this Mike. A great slogan for this company:

"Slightly better than a box fan in your window pointing outwards."

[:D]

It does seem fishy in some way. They aren't able to answer simple questions about how it works on their own website, even when they've written the entire FAQ section themselves.

Answered 7 years ago by Commonsense

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Hey Old Grouch,

Have you ever tried living in a home without a bathroom fan? Do you wonder why it is code now?

It's pretty simple, controlling moisture at its source is a great idea. Check out www.epa.gov on indoor air quality. It makes just as much sense to push moist air, much like in the bathroom, directly out of the house rather than using electricity to condense it (traditional dehumidifier). I'm betting that you haven't replaced your bathroom fan with a dehumidifier, if you have, I'm sure the electric company is thanking you.

The humidistat control on the EZBreathe is one major difference between it and a "box fan in the window". In addition, the location of the intake at the floor makes all the difference in the world.



Answered 7 years ago by timpc




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