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Ventilation

  • Air-Flow Enhancer

    When you need to increase air movement between rooms, the Perfect Balance In-Door Pressure Balancer offers a more elegant solution than leaving an enormous gap beneath the door.

     
  • Maine Passive House: Focus on Fresh Air

     
  • Dryer Duct Booster

    With the Dryer Duct Booster you can set up a laundry room almost anywhere in the house without worrying about the length of the exhaust run or the number of bends.

     
  • Brighter Fan Lights

    Broan and NuTone recently announced that they've improved the lighting for their Ultra Silent Ventilation Fans With Lights.

     
  • Low-Noise Fan

    A new player has jumped into the high-end bath-fan market. Delta Products Corp. says Breez Ventilation Fans have ball-bearing-equipped DC brushless motors and 67-fin impellers for ultra-quiet energy-efficient operation.

     
  • Soffit Baffles

    AccuVent attic ventilation baffles are designed to keep insulation in place while directing a constant stream of airflow from soffit to ridge.

     
  • Improved Deck Ledger Flashing

    Locks over edge of the first decking board; diverts water and debris.

     
  • Better Bath Fan

    Re-design of widely installed unit optimizes noise reduction, energy efficiency.

     
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    Products

    Shower heat exchanger; snap-together footer form; itch-free batts; lightweight attic hoist; deck-ledger flashing; truck-seat protection; not-so-dusty drywall

     
  • Quieter Bath Fan

    Broan’s new Ultra Silent Series QTRE080R retrofit bath fan is designed to be installed from below the ceiling.

     
  • Automatic Exhaust Fan Control

    The DewStop bath-fan control by GTR Technologies monitors air for high humidity and activates the room’s exhaust fan as needed.

     
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    JLC Report

    Bare-bones hvac proves its worth in affordable development; proposed clampdown on fly ash draws wary response; Hovnanian pays $1 million for Clean Water Act violations; more

     
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    Retrofitting a Heat-Recovery Ventilator

    The challenges are finding a good place for the unit and installing the ductwork without butchering interior finishes.

     
  • Can Fiberglass Batts Perform Well in Tightly Sealed Houses?

    I understand that fiberglass batt insulation can allow air to move through it and that this air movement degrades the insulation's R-value. Two causes I've heard about are wind-washing at the eaves and convective loops that can start in a wall cavity on really cold days and wick warmth from inside...

     
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    Custom Kit

    Fantech’s Kitchen Ventilation System contains all the components needed to build a custom range hood: a stainless steel hood liner, a remote inline fan, and an optional inline silencer.

     
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    Make-Up Air Duct Fittings

    High-volume exhaust hoods can create negative pressure in a tightly built house, which can cause backdrafting of gas-heating appliance flues.

     
  • High-Tech Range Hood

    Part of Jenn-Air’s new Glass Collection, the 32-inch JXP5032WS Perimetric Hood looks more like a flat-screen TV than a kitchen ventilation appliance.

     
  • Unvented Roofs and Shingle Warranties

    While the IRC has approved the use of certain "hot" unvented attics, it seems that asphalt-shingle manufacturers still recommend that their shingles be installed over vented roof assemblies. Does this mean that shingle manufacturers will void their warranties if the roof deck is insulated with...

     
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    Quick Fix for a Noisy Circulation Fan

    Q. My client's metal fireplace is supplied by a makeup air system with a built-in circulation fan. This fan - which plugs into an accessible outlet - is triggered by a heat sensor in the fireplace. While effective, it's also very loud. To reduce the noise, I'd like to replace the fan's on/off...

     
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    Kitchen & Bath

    Appliances, fixtures, and finishes