How long does it take to install?
Depending on the number of vents to be installed, or the requirements of the ducted system installation time will vary from home to home. We will send 2-3 technicians to complete the installation and it is almost always completed and running within 3-4 hours.
How soon does it work?
The improved ventilation will have an immediate effect. The time taken you a noticeable improvement inside your home will depend on the degree of the initial problem and the ventilation system chosen. Some houses have mild ventilation problems, while others have large areas of damp timbers which will take longer to dry out.
How long does it last?
Air Bricks once installed only need to be kept free from debris. That is all you will ever need to do with them.
Ducted system fans carry a 2 year warranty and we have found them to be very reliable and require no maintenance. All workmanship has a 5 year warranty.
How noisy is the fan?
We set the timer to operate when there is activity in the house and therefor the fan is not noticed, it creates a similar noise to a domestic fridge. We can also install sound reducers if required on either side of the fan to further reduce any noise.
How much air does the fan move and how much does it cost to run?
150mm fan 550 cubic m/h or 152.8L/sec
200mm fan 1060 cubic m/h or 294.4L/sec
Running costs will depend on your energy plan, but approximately 150mm fan – $19 per year or 200mm fan – $23 per year
Will a sub floor ventilation problem fix itself?
No, it may take years for the problem to become noticeable to you, but it will not go away in time. The ventilation must be improved to stop the conditions worsening and causing damage to sub floor timbers and floor boards.
Do you install on Saturdays?
Yes, at no extra charge but you may have to wait a little longer for a vacancy than during the week.
Are you insured and licenced?
Yes we are and our certificates of currency are available upon request. We are licenced with the Department of Fair Trading Lic No. 16633C
I have black stains around the nails in my floor. What’s causing this?
Moisture in the sub floor has caused the nails to rust, resulting in the black staining you see around the nails. Improving the ventilation will remove the moisture, but will not remove the staining from the timbers.
Is there a cost for quotes?
Not within Sydney or the lower Blue Mountains. Areas outside this may attract a quote fee which will be deducted from the cost of the job if work goes ahead.
Do I need council permission?
Regular dwellings do not require any special permission, however if you live in a bush fire zoned area, you may need to check with council to see if you require ember resistant vents.
Heritage listed dwellings do not require permission for a ducted system as the outside appearance of the dwelling has not changed.