Basement Window Fan

Basement Window Fan

Basement Window Fan

My window is tiny. This twin fan will fill the entire window, so one fan would be on the closed side and one on the open side. I need to be able to leave the fan on the closed side off so it won't waste a lot of electricity and/or try to push itself out of the window. I can't seem to find a window fan small enough for just the open side, so this twin fan seemed like my next best option.
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Basement Window Fan

A basic mechanical ventilation system begins with a design plan and depends largely on the size of the basement and other appliances or items in the space. For most small to moderately sized basements, a ventilation fan on one side of the basement and an exhaust fan on the other end is suitable. The fans may be permanently installed within existing window cavities, or may need dedicated openings cut through the portions of the basement walls that are above ground. The best ventilation fans include a humidity sensor for simple automation. Once the sensor detects a certain moisture content, the fans vent the air until the moisture content in the basement is reduced. The EPA suggests that homeowners maintain an environment below 60 percent humidity to inhibit the growth of mold and mildew in their basements.
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Basement Window Fan

Basic Installation System A basic mechanical ventilation system begins with a design plan and depends largely on the size of the basement and other appliances or items in the space. For most small to moderately sized basements, a ventilation fan on one side of the basement and an exhaust fan on the other end is suitable. The fans may be permanently installed within existing window cavities, or may need dedicated openings cut through the portions of the basement walls that are above ground. The best ventilation fans include a humidity sensor for simple automation. Once the sensor detects a certain moisture content, the fans vent the air until the moisture content in the basement is reduced. The EPA suggests that homeowners maintain an environment below 60 percent humidity to inhibit the growth of mold and mildew in their basements.
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Basement Window Fan

Natural ventilation makes use of natural air currents, but this type of ventilation works only for basements with windows that are strategically placed and able to open and close. While the natural method conserves energy, it does require more work. Windows must be opened at regular intervals and closed during times of rainfall or at night to prevent intruders from entering the basement. For best results, windows should be opposite each other across the basement space, following the natural drafts of the basement. A wet basement needs additional ventilation, such as fans or a dehumidifier. If the basement is continuously wet, the natural method is most likely insufficient and a more mechanical system may be required.
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Basement Window Fan

Natural Ventilation Method Natural ventilation makes use of natural air currents, but this type of ventilation works only for basements with windows that are strategically placed and able to open and close. While the natural method conserves energy, it does require more work. Windows must be opened at regular intervals and closed during times of rainfall or at night to prevent intruders from entering the basement. For best results, windows should be opposite each other across the basement space, following the natural drafts of the basement. A wet basement needs additional ventilation, such as fans or a dehumidifier. If the basement is continuously wet, the natural method is most likely insufficient and a more mechanical system may be required.

Basement Window Fan

Rated 1 out of 5 by Anh from I don’t know, why ship to me bad twin window fan, one of fan it does not work. Why? I don’t know, why ship to me bad twin window fan, one of fan it does not work. Why? Date published: 2016-10-26
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Basement Window Fan

Product Overview The Pelonis 9 in. Twin Window Fan features dual motors and 3 speed settings to help meet your cooling needs. The built-in thermostat automatically turns the fans on and off at a pre-selected temperature, while the reversible control draws air in or blows air out for maximum comfort. The side panels are extendable to fit in double-hung and slider windows of different sizes and the fan housing is made of plastic for durability. 3 speed settings offer adjustable airflow options Circulates up to 1,400 CFM for a powerful performance Built-in thermostat control activates the fan at a pre-selected temperature Plastic housing material helps provide durability Fits double-hung and slider window styles Twin motors deliver a powerful air exchange in an open window Electric intake/exhaust reversible control offers 2-directional use Draws 70 watt of power Extendable panels offer a proper fit in windows of various sizes UL listed for safety Seal your windows to keep the elements at bay and utility bills low. Check out our Project Guide for helpful tips. Home Depot Protection Plan: Info & Guides Use and Care Manual Warranty You will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view PDF documents. Download a free copy from the Adobe Web site.

Basement Window Fan

The Pelonis 9 in. Twin Window Fan features dual motors and 3 speed settings to help meet your cooling needs. The built-in thermostat automatically turns the fans on and off at a pre-selected temperature, while the reversible control draws air in or blows air out for maximum comfort. The side panels are extendable to fit in double-hung and slider windows of different sizes and the fan housing is made of plastic for durability. 3 speed settings offer adjustable airflow options Circulates up to 1,400 CFM for a powerful performance Built-in thermostat control activates the fan at a pre-selected temperature Plastic housing material helps provide durability Fits double-hung and slider window styles Twin motors deliver a powerful air exchange in an open window Electric intake/exhaust reversible control offers 2-directional use Draws 70 watt of power Extendable panels offer a proper fit in windows of various sizes UL listed for safety Seal your windows to keep the elements at bay and utility bills low. Check out our Project Guide for helpful tips. Home Depot Protection Plan: Info & Guides Use and Care Manual Warranty You will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view PDF documents. Download a free copy from the Adobe Web site.
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The Pelonis 9 in. Twin Window Fan features dual motors and 3 speed settings to help meet your cooling needs. The built-in thermostat automatically turns the fans on and off at a pre-selected temperature, while the reversible control draws air in or blows air out for maximum comfort. The side panels are extendable to fit in double-hung and slider windows of different sizes and the fan housing is made of plastic for durability. 3 speed settings offer adjustable airflow options Circulates up to 1,400 CFM for a powerful performance Built-in thermostat control activates the fan at a pre-selected temperature Plastic housing material helps provide durability Fits double-hung and slider window styles Twin motors deliver a powerful air exchange in an open window Electric intake/exhaust reversible control offers 2-directional use Draws 70 watt of power Extendable panels offer a proper fit in windows of various sizes UL listed for safety Seal your windows to keep the elements at bay and utility bills low. Check out our Project Guide for helpful tips. Home Depot Protection Plan:
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I noticed in the picture, a switch to draw air in, or to exhaust it. In some of the reviews, people were saying you had to physically turn the fan around in the window, to exhaust air. Did they miss the switch on their fan, or the fan they purchased is different from the fan in the picture?
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Rated 1 out of 5 by savinpdx from NOT reversible if you are looking for a reversible fan, DO NOT buy this product. like another reviewer here i assumed that reversible meant there would be a switch to change the direction on the air flow. that is NOT the case. to reverse the flow of air, you have to take it out of the window and physically turn the entire fan around. not the easiest thing to do with the window flaps in place and several stories up. maybe i’m naive, but if you use this company’s definition of reversible would AL fans be reversible if you just turned them around? if thats the case, save yourself a lot of money and buy an inexpensive box fan and just rotate. this product is definitely NOT worth the full price! Date published: 2013-08-17
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More than any other room in the house, the basement can become a repository of unpleasant odors, moisture problems, mold growth and other indoor pollutants. Unventilated basements are not only prone to musty odors and mildew, the basement is also commonly used to store household chemicals. Paints, solvents, automobile products and cleaning products slowly release chemicals into the air. In an unventilated space, these chemicals build up and produce a toxic environment. Ventilating the basement exhausts polluted or musty air and draws in fresh air from outdoors. There are two basic methods for basement ventilation: natural and mechanical, both with their advantages and disadvantages.



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