1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

October 10, 2008

:284 Whole House Fan Seal

Welcome to today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet environment.

1:5:10:284 EcoTip: With fall weather beginning it is time to seal up infiltration openings from whole house fans and evaporative coolers. These openings generally have a louvered opening that is kept closed when they are not operating, but that is not enough to keep large amount of unwanted cold air from entering the home in fall and winter. Sealing covers are available that can be installed and removed quickly.

Source: http://www.batticdoor.com/atticlouvercover.html

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 Additional Information:

In addition to helping to conserve energy, sealing the opening where the whole house attic fan opens into the home can help reduce the amount of moisture that flows from your home into the attic. When that moisture hits the cold under surface of the roof it can condense leading to mold growth and deterioration.

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