The Value Driven Solution:
There is a sad and all too familiar issue that every garage owner has faced. The garage has become more than the place to park your car. To the average person the garage has everything from bicycles and tools to yard equipment and cleaning chemicals sitting in the garage. Some people even use the garage as a hangout space. However, many people fail to ventilate the garage properly.
The common solution is to raise the garage door to let the hot air and odors escape while bringing in the cooler outside air. You see it in every neighborhood, people leaving garage doors cracked all day, the most common type of DIY garage ventilation system. Then people wonder why stuff stored in their garage goes missing.
The WindeeVent opens and closes to allow passive flow of outside air into the garage. Originally designed to simply let hot air escape, we have found that the WindeeVent has many other benefits. Venting the garage lowers utility costs in hot summer months, reduces carbon monoxide buildup from engines and increasing longevity of appliances stored in the garage. It increases the circulation of fresh air without having to raise garage doors. This simple concept produces many benefits that make the WindeeVent arguably a smart investment for your belongings.
You can also create active ventilation by adding a register to your garage ceiling and then adding a SolarRoyal SR1800 Solar Attic Fan. A vent fan facilitates active ventilation for garages as well as your attic space and crawl spaces.
Reduces Heat in the garage: When the garage is attached, it usually shares an interior wall with the house that retains heat. Most of these garages are un-insulated allowing hot air to enter the house. Consequently, the heat from the garage makes air conditioning units work continuously to keep the indoor air cool. WindeeVents create an opening in the garage for hot air to escape, therefore minimizing heat entering the house and allowing air conditioning units to regulate the indoor air efficiently. DECREASING HEAT = REDUCE ENERGY BILLS.
Reduces Carbon Monoxide: Venting the garage prevents fumes released from vehicles sitting in the garage from entering the house. There is a real and deadly issue with carbon monoxide buildup in garages where engines are running, especially with hybrid vehicles that make no sound. CO buildup in a low ventilated area is deadly. The greater the amount of air we can get moving through a garage vent, the safer the garage space will be. DECREASE CARBON MONOXIDE = INCREASE LIFE.
Reduces Odors and Gases in the garage: The garage has become a catch-all for anything we don’t want to store in the house. Annoying odors from vehicles, cleaning chemicals, and equipment for yard work, gardening, and home improvement all contribute to a smelly garage. The gases released can increase the rate at which metal components (appliances, tools, bikes, door hardware, etc) rust. The WindeeVent creates an an exhaust vent in the garage door to improve air circulation, thereby reducing these odors/gases and increasing the lifespan of many products, including that extra refrigerator you keep in the garage. REDUCE GASES = INCREASE PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE.