If you are geeking out on ventilation systems for your garage, you have come to the right place. Let’s delve into the difference between ceiling-mounted and through-the-wall mounted ventilation for your garage. No matter where you live, if you work in your garage, you will want to keep you and your belongings safe and comfortable.
Ventilation in your garage can be done in two ways. Ceiling-mount ventilation and through-the-wall ventilation. Typically, you choose which type to install based on the current ventilation system in your house or your budget. Let’s learn what might be the best option for you and your garage.
How To Ventilate A Garage
You can ventilate a garage by installing a ventilation system that draws and pulls the air into a new or existing ventilation system. There are several ways to accomplish this, and we’ll introduce a couple next. But first, you might want to brush up on an overview of how to ventilate a garage: https://www.coolmygarage.com/2020/11/04/how-to-ventilate-a-garage/
The Ceiling-mounted Vent
This ventilation product interacts with your existing ventilation system for your home, i.e. the attic. Thus, it hooks into it and vents out from the garage through your attic. It is designed to mount in the ceiling of the garage. It has the effect of cooling both your garage AND your attic!
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If you have a windowless garage, air intakes or vents are an outstanding source to get fresh air into your garage without leaving your entire garage door open. Weather-resistant and essentially leak-proof, through-the-wall air intakes are an ideal solution for garages that have no windows. Through-the-wall types mount in and through the sidewall of the garage, venting to the outside. Louvers on the fan close in the wall when the fan is not in use thus keeping out the elements and insects. An external, louvered grill is supplied to cover the fan on the outside of the home.
Through-the-Wall ventilation accomplishes several things:
- Brings fresh air from the outside and into the enclosed space
- It helps circulate air through the garage space
- Prevents breathing stuffy, less oxygenated air.
Without proper ventilation, you will be left breathing air that is not fresh.
Two products – the GFT-16 or GFT–18 Garage Fan are designed to mount in and through the sidewall of the garage, venting to the outside. These through-the-wall mount ventilation systems are here:
Which Is Better, Then?
While a ventilation fan works to bring clean air into an enclosed space from an outside source, an exhaust fan removes pollutants from the garage space and vents outside through the ventilation system in the home.
Wall-mounted can be easier to install by drilling holes in the exterior walls of the house. They are called “wall-mounted” because they are mounted on the wall, after drilling one or two holes in the wall.
There are many reasons to get the proper ventilation system tailored to your specific needs so you can work in your garage. Ventilation is extremely important to protect the air quality and your health while reducing potential damage to the items in your garage from excessive heat and humidity. There is no time like the present to do some selective shopping at CoolMyGarage.com. Of course, you can always give us a call at (855) 431-4326 for answers to your questions, too.