Free Exhaust Fan Backdraft Stopper For Victorian Households

Install bathroom and kitchen exhaust fan seal (draft stopper) for free in Victoria under the Victorian Energy Upgrades program and reduce your air-con costs (and improve indoor air quality).
By: Ecofin Solutions Pty Ltd
MELBOURNE, Australia - May 31, 2022 - PRLog -- Air sealing or covering of exhaust fan vents is a part of weatherizing or weather-proofing plan of the homeowners. Many residential properties in Victoria have exhaust fans either loosely fitted to ceiling / windows or exhaust fan vents without covers /air seals (aka draft stopper).

To keep your home warm during winter and cool during the sweltering summers, covering all the exhaust fan vents with self-closing dampers becomes essential to stop the backdrafts.

Why do you need to draft stoppers to seal the exhaust fans?

Besides venting hot fumes from home appliances like gas stoves or gas heaters, exhaust or extractor fans also let in cold air during winter months and blazing hot air during the summers.

It adversely affects your home energy-efficiency. Installation of self-sealing exhaust fans, and sealing your door and windows could reduce your energy consumption on air conditioning by over 55%.

Does self-sealing exhaust fans improve home energy-efficiency?
When an exhaust fan is not in operation, it lets in cold/hot air inside your home. This alters the room temperature significantly.

To offset the increased / decreased room temperature, your home air-con units draw extra energy from the grid, resulting in a big spike in energy use.

Problems with open exhaust fan vents
  • Cold or blistering hot air entering through exhaust fans causes discomfort to people living inside the home.
  • Deterioration of building materials and furniture due to moisture-laden air entering through exhaust vents.
  • Poor indoor air quality.
  • Potential fire hazard during ember attacks.
Benefits of air-sealing the exhaust fan vents
  • Lower air-conditioning costs
  • Improve indoor air quality
  • Better comfort
  • Stabilizes indoor temperature
  • Safeguard your homes against recurring ember attacks
  • Lower energy bills
  • Reduces household carbon footprint
  • Safe indoor environment

How to seal the exhaust fan?
Sealing ducted or exhaust fan without a duct or vent to stop air drafts is a simple process. A plastic casing with butterfly wings like dampers is placed over a window or ceiling exhaust fan.

Ecofin Solutions offers free installation of Emerald Planet exhaust fan seals (draft stopper) ( approved under the VEU (Victorian Energy Upgrades) program. Its features are:
  • 350 mm diameter
  • Ultralight poly carbonate material
  • Fire-resistant casing
  • Easy installation
  • VEU program approved
  • Ceiling / attic access is not required (can be installed from below)
Exhaust fan sealing free installation under VEU program
Ceiling or window exhaust fan seals / cover installation (and product) is free under the Victorian government's flagship VEU program. The installation is done by a licenced A-grade electrician.

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