What’s the purpose of my attic fan? These are all normal concerns homeowners may have, but to answer these questions, it's important to first understand how a whole-house fan works. Metro Electric is here to help put your questioning mind at ease.
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Be cautious when operating these large exhaust fans. Open windows throughout the house to prevent a powerful and concentrated suction in one location. If enough ventilation isn't provided, the fans can cause a backdraft in your furnace, water heater or gas-fired dryer, pulling combustion products such as carbon monoxide into your living space. Be sure to close any fireplace dampers before turning on the fan to avoid pulling soot into a room. Never operate the fan at the same time you are using the fireplace.
To learn more, or if a whole-house attic fan is right for your home, call 586.336.9121 to talk to a customer service representative!Sources: Green Building Advisor & Energy.gov