FAQ. Layout

Where should I put the outlets for my home ventilation system?

In the centre of living areas and bedrooms and at least one metre from walls. If necessary to offset do so on the window side of centre.

Where should I avoid placing outlets for my home ventilation system?

Avoid outlets near the entrance to an ensuite or bathroom.  Avoid an outlet in the hall as there is no guarantee that enough air would enter the bedroom to control condensation.

Where should I put the return air for my home ventilation system?

Under ideal conditions, supply air to the perimeter of the home and extract from the centre. Place return air in the hallway. Consider the overall airflow pattern.

How do I plan the layout for my home ventilation system?

Connect ducting to the back of the diffuser, then work towards the centre of the home to a central position for the fan, preferably above a utility room, bathroom or similar.

Where should I place the heat transfer extract for my home ventilation system?

Place the Heat Transfer intake across the room from the heat source to ensure the heat travels across and warms the room prior to extracting the excess heat.

Can I install a home ventilation system in spaces other than the roof cavity?

SmartVent Balance is installed vertically and can be installed into either cupboard space in utility rooms or in a roof cavity.

Can you install a home ventilation system in a two story house?

Yes, however it can be quite tricky. Access to lower floors can be achieved through cupboards, wardrobes and other voids. A larger or two-fan system should be considered.

Do I have to use the air in my ceiling space for my home ventilation system?

When the roof cavity air is not desirable an outdoor air supply kit can be used. Some systems include these parts as standard.

Who can I get to help me plan the layout for my home ventilation system?

Request a system design for your home here www.smartvent.co.nz/plan-design-service and you can then purchase your system from www.climateathome.nz.

FAQ | Ventilation