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Exhaust Fans Are Essential to Home Comfort

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Exhaust Fans Are Essential to Home Comfort
Exhaust fans in the home are very beneficial for maintaining ideal temperature and air quality. Kitchen, bathroom, or whole home systems improve ventilation, letting out the bad to better the indoor environment. Learn how they work, their benefits, and exhaust fan options for your home.

What Do Exhaust Fans Do?

Exhaust fans are used to pull excess moisture and unwanted odors out of a particular room or area. They are commonly found in bathrooms and kitchens, where moisture can build up due to activities such as showering, washing, or cooking. They provide ventilation to areas, reducing chemical fume buildup and removing other contaminants that can be harmful when breathed in.

How Do Exhaust Fans Work?

Exhaust fans pull odors, fumes, and moisture from an area of the home, venting them outdoors for removal. The fan uses a motor to turn its blades, which function to pull air out of the space. The stale, humid, or contaminated air is propelled through the exhaust vent, exiting the home.
Exhaust fans operate using electricity. They can be controlled by a wall switch, or certain models are equipped with a thermostat that signals the unit to come on when certain temperatures are reached in the area.

Benefits of Exhaust Fans

Using an exhaust fan is very beneficial for the home, indoor air quality, and comfort of occupants.

    • Exhaust fans can quickly cool down areas that have become too hot from activities such as cooking or showering. Hot air is vented outdoors, reducing the temperature of the space without using the air conditioning system.
    • Exhaust fans remove excess moisture that can damage the home. Condensation from hot water use can build up on walls, ceilings, and other surfaces, leading to mold growth.
    • Exhaust fans improve indoor air quality by removing humidity, odors, and contaminants. They provide adequate ventilation for areas where these air quality-diminishing agents can build up. Stagnant air is vented out of the home, allowing conditioned air to fill the space.

Types of Exhaust Fans for Homes
There are many different models of exhaust fans available for use in homes. Exhaust fans are either vented directly to the outdoors via the unit itself or dedicated duct work, or is connected to your home’s ventilation system. Wall- and ceiling-mounted exhaust fans commonly used in bathrooms as well as range hood exhaust fans in kitchens are typically vented directly to the outdoors. Inline exhaust fans are models that connect to the home’s duct work, expelling air through the home’s existing ventilation system.

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Problems with Exhaust Fans

Exhaust fans are not useful to homeowners if they are not operating properly, or are not used in the first place – the two most common issues with this equipment.

1. If the exhaust fan is not installed properly, heat and moisture may be escaping into other areas of the home. If the unit is not insulated correctly, the air pulled from interiors can be lost within the home’s attic, which can lead to moisture issues.
2. Poor installation can cause the exhaust fan to be noisy when operating. This operating noise sometimes keeps occupants from using the exhaust fan when they should be – such as when taking a long, hot shower, cleaning using chemicals, or cooking a meal on the oven or stove. Not using exhaust fans will cause moisture issues in the home, lingering odors, and poor indoor air quality.

Find an Exhaust Fan Installer Near You
Improve the comfort and air quality in your home by installing exhaust fans in key areas. A qualified HVAC contractor will identify areas in your home that need exhaust fans, help you choose equipment that best suits your needs, and provide superior installation for guarantee performance.
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HVAC Maintenance Checklist

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You wouldn’t drive your car 50,000 miles without changing the oil? The same logic holds true for your home comfort air conditioning system. Regular air conditioning system preventative maintenance and regular tune up is the best way to ensure trouble-free operation and great performance. Pre-season maintenance is also important. It can help to avoid a system failure or stop in severe hot or cold weather when you need it most, and it can also keep your energy bill from getting out of control.

CONDENSER OUT DOOR MACHINE

  • Inspect unit for proper refrigerant level and adjust if necessary
  • Clean dirt, leaves and debris from inside cabinet
  • Inspect base pan for restricted drain openings – remove obstructions as necessary
  • Inspect coil and cabinet – clean as needed
  • Inspect fan motor and fan blades for wear and damage – on older models lubricate as needed
  • Inspect control box, associated controls/accessories, wiring and connections. Controls may include contactors, relays, circuit boards, capacitors, sump heat and other accessories. All control box and electrical parts should be checked for wear or damage.
  • Inspect compressor and associated tubing for damage

AIR HUNDLE INDOOR MACHINE

  • Inspect and clean blower assembly (includes blower housing, blower wheel and motor)
  • On older models, lubricate motor and inspect and replace fan belt if needed
  • Check combustion blower housing for lint and debris and clean as necessary
  • Inspect evaporator coil, drain pan and condensate drain lines. Clean as needed
  • Inspect for gas leaks in gas furnaces
  • Inspect burner assembly – clean and adjust as needed
  • Inspect ignition system and safety controls – clean and adjust as needed
  • Inspect heat exchanger or heating elements
  • Inspect flue system – check for proper attachment to the furnace, any dislocated sections, and for signs of corrosion. Replace if necessary.
  • Inspect control box, associated controls, wiring and connections
  • Clean or replace air filters
  • Inspect conditioned airflow system (ductwork) – check for leaks
  • Monitor system starting characteristics and capabilities
  • Listen for abnormal noise
  • Search for source of unusual odors
  • Monitor air conditioning and heat pump systems for correct refrigerant charge
  • Measure outdoor dry bulb temperature
  • Measure indoor dry and wet bulb temperature
  • Measure high and low side system pressures
  • Monitor gas furnace for correct line and manifold gas pressure – make adjustments as needed
  • Measure temperature rise and adjust airflow as needed
    Check vent system for proper operation
  • Monitor system for correct line and load volts/amps
  • Monitor system operation per manufacturer’s specifications
  • Provide system operation report and recommend repairs or replacement as necessary

NOTE: All brands recommends all maintenance and service work be performed by a professional air conditioning and heating dealer that holds the appropriate credentials to install and service air conditioning and heating equipment.

HOW CAN I GET THE MOST OUT OF MY TRANE HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS?
Trane systems are designed to provide optimal efficiency and comfort. Now it’s time to do the same to your home. Here are some things you can do around the house to optimize the operation of your system, as well as the comfort inside your home.

COOLING SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
Set the thermostat as high as comfort will permit.
Make sure attics are adequately ventilated to relieve heat buildup. If necessary, improve airflow by adding or enlarging vents.
When building a new house or renovating an old one, choose light-colored roof shingles to reflect more of the sun’s heat.
During moderate weather, don’t use the air conditioner unnecessarily.
Draw blinds or drapes to block the sunlight during the hottest part of the day.
Install awnings over windows exposed to direct sunlight.
In the cooling season, don’t run kitchen and bath exhaust fans longer than necessary.
Don’t place lamps, TV sets or other heat-producing devices beneath a wall-mounted thermostat. Rising heat from that equipment may cause the air conditioning system to overcool your house.

HEATING & FURNACE MAINTENANCE
Locate the thermostat on an inside wall away from windows and doors.
Set the thermostat as low as comfort permits. Each degree over 68°F can add 3% to the amount of energy needed for heating.
People generate heat. So lower the thermostat a degree or two when expecting a large group of guests.

INSULATION
Make sure your home is properly insulated. This is the single most important step in conserving energy. Thermal insulation should be specified in terms of thermal resistance (R-values). R-30 (10″) is recommended for ceilings, and R-11 (3-1/2”) for exterior walls and floors over unheated areas. In colder climates, consider additional insulation.
Infiltration of humid outside air is your heating and air conditioning system’s worst enemy – it could account for 15% to 30% of air conditioning energy requirements. Find the places where air can sneak into the home and plug them with caulking, weather-stripping or plastic. Also, weather-strip and caulk around all entrance doors and windows.
Cut heat transfer through your windows by 40% to 50% with double-glazing (two panes of glass separated by a sealed air space) and low-e glass.
Use wood- or metal-frame storm windows even if single-glazed windows are high quality. The extra layer of glass and the layer of still air will cut heat transfer considerably.
Install storm doors at all entrances to your house.
Keep all windows and doors closed.
Remember that by increasing the glass area, you increase the amount of heat added in summer and lost in winter.
Make sure fireplaces have tight-fitting dampers, which can be closed when the fireplace is not in use. Invest in a humidifier to conserve energy in winter. The air in your home won’t be as dry, so you stay comfortable at a lower temperature setting.

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AllianceNRG Program

What Is The AllianceNRG Program

  • Flexible options 5, 10, 15, 20* year terms
  • 99% Fixed Interest Rates; Find out
  • Purchase Energy Efficient products reserving credit capacity
  • No Money Down
  • No Fico Requirement
  • NO DTI Ratio
  • No Income Requirement
  • No Prepayment Penalties
  • Paperless Process 100% Electronic Signatures
  • Twice Weekly Funding Disbursements

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What Is The AllianceNRGProgram ?
e AllianceNRG Program provides up to 100% financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.
What Is PACE Financing ?
PACE is an acronym for “Property Assessed Clean Energy”. A PACE program provides financing for property owners to make qualifying improvements to their businesses or homes. The financing is repaid through a non-ad valorem assessment on the property owner’s annual property tax bill.

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How Does The AllianceNRG Program Work ?

1. Choose Your Project:
Work with an Eligible Contractor or Energy Developer to identify project(s) that are eligible for financing and that result in energy savings.

Apply For Financing:
The online application process is simple and AllianceNRG Ambassadors are available to help you. Completing the application does not obligate you to proceed with the project improvements. Your approval does not rely on your credit rating.

2. Install Projects and Get Funding:
Once your application is approved, you will execute financing documents that will result in a lien placed on your property for the amount to be financed. At this point, you may begin installation and receive funding for your project.

3. Make Payments:
You will repay the financed amount as a line item on your property taxes over the course of up to 30 years. If you sell the property, the new owner may assume the property tax payments or the loan may be prepaid as a negotiated condition of sale.

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Who Is Eligible To Receive An AllianceNRG Program Financing ?

Each State has specific requirements however in general to be eligible property owners must:

  • Be property owner of record; and their property must be located within the local authority jurisdiction.
  • Be current on property taxes and mortgage payments.
  • Not have filed for bankruptcy in the past 7 years, total timeframe requirement varies for each jurisdiction.
  • Have no liens on the property other than lender debt and property taxes/special assessments for past 3 years.
  • Mortgage debt is not in excess of 90% of property value.

What Protections Are In Place For Property Owners During The Process ?
Property owners may choose from the list of AllianceNRG Program Eligible Contractors or have their contractor apply for the Program.
The AllianceNRG Program reviews the credentials of every contractor, ensuring that each contractor is licensed and insured. In addition, the AllianceNRG Program also reviews every proposal, making sure that the proposed costs and energy savings are reasonable. All work must be permitted and inspected by a local building official. Contractors are paid only after the work has been inspected and the property owner agrees that the work has been completed.

What Qualifying Project Or Products Can Be Financed With AllianceNRGProgram ?

There are thousands of products that can be financed with the AllianceNRG Program such as :
Energy Efficiency Improvements
For example:

  • Air conditioning
  • Water heating
  • Windows and doors
  • Insulation and duct sealing
  • Lighting and controls
  • Electric vehicle charging equipment

Renewable Improvements
For example:

  • Solar photovoltaic systems
  • Solar thermal systems
  • Solar water heaters and attic fans
  • Geothermal heating and cooling
  • Wind microturbines

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Pace

PACE is an innovative financing tool that is now available to property owners in Broward
County participating cities.
There are other types of financing tools available, Broward County does not guarantee
that the PACE program is the best financing option.
It is up to YOU to make the best financial decision.

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Here are some key points to be aware of:

  • PACE is a financing program (not a rebate or grant) the property owner agrees to pay back the financed amount on their tax bill.
  • The annual property tax bill will increase. If you pay your taxes through escrow, your monthly mortgage payments will also increase.
  • There are administrative fees and interest associated with PACE financing – and those vary depending which PACE Provider you choose.
  • PACE financing is recorded against the property as a tax lien. The tax lien is in the first position, meaning that if a homeowner goes into default, the PACE Provider gets paid before any other creditors, including the lender(s) that hold the mortgage.
  • Nonpayment risks tax foreclosure and default on the homeowner’s traditional mortgage.
  • PACE liens don’t always show up on the first tax bill; it often shows up in the second tax cycle, so homeowners may find themselves in a situation of having to pay more (up to double) the first year to true up the impound account. You should call your mortgage servicer immediately if you choose PACE financing.
  • For the most part, conventional loan institutions (i.e. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac) and some banks currently won’t lend on a property unless the PACE debt is settled prior to closing or refinancing.
  • No Prepayment Penalties
  • Paperless Process 100% Electronic Signatures
  • Twice Weekly Funding Disbursements
  • For more information, visit Broward.org/GoGreen and then click on PACE.

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