Methods of Installing Attic Fans
There are hooter days than the rests of the days. These conditions may require one to install an attic fan. The attic fans can help very much in cooling the houses. Usually homeowners may call for specialists to install the attic fan for them. However this may be costly as there are other easier ways to install. In other situations you may be able to install the fans on your own without getting any help. You can get a lot of money that you would rather have spent on the specialists. Below are some of the methods to install the fans.
You may need to inspect the vents. This involves measuring the temperature on a hot day. This will help in knowing whether your fan gets enough ventilation. You also need to decide on the fan that you want to install. The attic fans can be found in two types. The roof fans and the gable fans are the types of attic fans.
You will firsts need to make measurements. The measurements will give you the best size of the fan that you wish to mount. After you have done the measurements you have to do the calculations. The ratings of the fan come in cubic feet of the air moved per minute. You also need to square the feet that you get to know the fan that you need. The number you get you then multiply by 0.7. You will get from the multiplication the CFM of the fan.
Removing the older shutter is also necessary. You need to take away any vent that is smaller than the fan. You then have to place the new fan over the hole of the older vent. Measurements are needed in this case. The measurement should be the ones that can accommodate the new fan. The cuttings should enable the fan to fit very well in the hole. Vent framing are not needed in cutting.
Lastly, you will have to mount the fan. You will need a piece of plywood to mount the fan. The plywood should be fitted around the framing that surround the hole made. To place the whole directly above that which is made by the vent, you will have to fix the plywood on the walls. The cuts may be made very easily by using a jigsaw. Screws are there to make sure that it is safe. There should be a proper alignment of the fans.
In summary, it very easy to install an attic fan