Garage Ventilation Tips
Your garage needs to be properly ventilated both for comfort and safety reasons. First, for comfort, a garage can get very hot and stuffy when it isn’t ventilated with fresh air and fans to circulate the air around, especially if it doesn’t have any windows.
Second, a garage can also be a safety hazard due to exhaust releasing from vehicles and causing dangerous fumes. These fumes often attach to the walls of the garage and remain there if there isn’t adequate ventilation. Here are some tips for ventilating your garage effectively.
Keep Windows and Doors Open
One of the best ways to ventilate your garage is by keeping windows and doors open. If you have windows in the garage, keep them cracked open as often as possible. This allows you to get a good stream of fresh air blowing through, allowing you to ventilate things like aerosol paint jobs, car exhaust, and mechanic projects. The large garage door should always be open when dealing with paint, chemicals, or doing work on your car to help avoid health dangers.
Ventilate the Rafters
Another option for ventilating the garage is having the rafters of the garage open. A lot of fumes in the garage are going to rise, so having open rafters provides better air circulation throughout the garage. You can have a small vent installed in the vent to provide an opening near the rafters. This is ideal if you keep your car in the garage and start it while it is in the garage, as that exhaust can rise quickly.
Purchase a Garage Exhaust Fan
When you have heat build-up in the garage, you need a way to remove it. A garage exhaust fan, such as the Quiet Cool GA ES-1500 DLX Garage Exhaust Fan, is a great way to do that, as well as ventilating the garage and allowing air to circulate and prevent health dangers from exhaust and other chemicals. There are also wall-mounted garage exhaust fans installed in a hole in the garage wall in order to let air circulate.
There are two types of vents you want in your garage; a roof turbine vent and a static vent. The roof turbine vent is a round-shaped vent and is placed on the top of the roof, with a spinning component to pull air up from the garage and expel it out of the garage. The other type of vent is a static vent that is just like vents inside the home, but is installed in the walls of the garage. There are angled slats so water does not get into the garage when it rains, but air and fumes can get out.
By following these simple tips, you will be well on your way to a well ventilated garage so you don’t need to worry about working on projects, starting your car, or not getting enough fresh air.
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