Benefits of Using an Inline Duct Fan in Your Home

by | Apr 6, 2015 | Construction and Maintenance

Have you ever noticed that it is nearly impossible to regulate the temperature in your home? If you have rooms that are uncomfortable in the summer and freezing in the winter, it is not necessarily your HVAC that is to blame. If you have long spans of ductwork, or ductwork that twists and turns across your home, this may be to blame for your heating and cooling problems.

Older homes are especially subject to uneven heating. The reason for this is that the ductwork in older homes is not equipped to deal with modern cooling and heating systems. If you have an older home and are looking to improve heating/cooling, or if you have a newer home and wish to improve temperatures and airflow throughout your home, consider the ways that an inline duct fan can benefit you.

How an Inline Duct Fan Can Help

An inline duct fan can work in several different ways to benefit the air in your home. Duct fans are designed to be placed inside of the airflow ducts inside of your home. When they are properly placed, they help to transport either cold or warm air through your air ducts, depending on whether you are heating or cooling the home. Inline fans also work to regulate the temperature in your home. While you once would have to put on a jacket to go from the living room to the kitchen, now the rooms in your home will have similar temperature. Finally, duct fans only move the air of your home. They will not affect temperature.

Deciding If an Inline Fan is Right for Your Home

Before you decide that a duct fan is right for your home, you should have your current HVAC system inspected and preventative maintenance performed to ensure that it is properly working. If there is an underlying problem, an inline duct fan will not be able to fix it.

Once you have established that your HVAC system is in proper working order, you should look at a blueprint of the ductwork in your home. If you cannot find a blueprint of your ductwork, consider contacting an inline duct fan specialist. They will be able to advise you on the best areas to conduct airflow in your home. You will also need to know the appropriate dimensions of your ductwork, to ensure you choose a fan with a proper fit.

When choosing an area for ductwork, you will want an area that is easy to access. An entire section of ductwork will be replaced with an inline fan. You will have to choose between a unit that plugs into the wall, or one that is hardwired to the furnace. The furnace then sends a message to turn the unit on.

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