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Guide to Buying Garage Exhaust Fan

Saturday Dec 4, 2010

Garages are places where you normally park your car but sometimes it gets transformed into a workshop where you conduct general repairing functions. Due to this reason the entire area gets polluted with gases and fumes once you start you car or while you are repairing it. Harmful gasses such as nitrogen and carbon monoxide are emitted from your cars exhaust system, these gases naturally gets inhaled once you step in your parking lot. By inhaling these gases you certainly get prone to various types of diseases like asthma and lung infections. In such cases you definitely require a perfect ventilation system that will keep the overall quality of air under control and force out harmful gases from it. This can easily be done by installing a garage exhaust fan.

Buying an Exhaust Fan for Garage
Selecting an exhaust fan that is best suitable for fulfilling your needs will depend upon considering the total time you usually spend in your workshop. If you are spending a considerable amount of time, then you would be requiring a model that is effective enough to force out harmful gases and fumes and keep the entire area free from pollution. If you are going there for limited period of time just for the purpose of taking out or parking your car, then a normal model will do the job. However, there are certain important aspects that need to be considered before zeroing on a particular model. Some of these important aspects are discussed below.

  1. Freestanding Exhaust Fan – These units are available in wide variety of sizes depending upon the total area that needs to be freed from air pollution. They are simple to install and operate. All you have to do is install them at a suitable place close to doors or window and put it on. It will collect and force out all the gases and fumes effectively. While this unit is working you need to keep the doors and window open.
  2. Large Shutter Fan – Such type of units are best for being used in garages where large amount of moisture is formed. These models are especially designed to effectively force out condensation from the workshop and small rooms.
  3. Size of the Area – The exact size of the area that needs to be ventilated is another constraint that needs to be considered as you will be requiring a unit that can effectively provide the desired results.
  4. Exact Location – The perfect location of your exhaust fan is another important constraint as by installing it as a suitable place you can effectively achieve the desired results. You can either go for a wall mounted or ceiling mounted unit. A ceiling exhaust fan is suitable if the height of your garage is good enough, whereas for low-heighted roofs the wall mounted units are best suited.
  5. Multi-Utility Fans – There are fans available on the market that can be used for both heating and cooling functions, apart form its basic function of forcing out fumes and gasses. Such type of garage exhaust fans are best suited for places having extreme hot and cold conditions.
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