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loft/attic fan

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by robjal123, 13 Dec 2010.

  1. robjal123

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    the place we have moved into has a loft/attic fan that pulls in [cold] fresh air from the loft and filters then circulates it into the upstairs landing. my understanding is that the aim of these fans is to improve air circulation and reduce condensation and mold.

    in this cold weather the fan is pumping very cold air into the house making the place freezing so i decided to try to turn it off. once got in the loft i discovered there is no off switch or easy way to unplug it as it appears to be hard wired via a white square fuse box.

    1) are these types of fans usually hard wired?

    2) can i simply remove the fuse to stop it to see if this helps keep the house warmer (and see how much condensation builds up)?
     
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    Can you tell if the fan is controlled by a humidistat?
     
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    ajrobb - what is a humidstat and where would it be?

    assuming it is a device to measure humidity in the house i am not aware of one. a quick google seems to indicate they look a bit like a traditional thermostat...

    so no, i think the fan is always on...
     
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