Are you selling and installing Enervex Chimney Fans (formerly Exhausto Chimney Fans)? Enervex Fans solve smoking fireplace and poorly drafting chimney problems. Chimney Sweeps who sell and install them become fans. Their customer’s love them because that worthless smoking fireplace (or appliance) has now become one of the most valued and important feature in the home.
If you are a chimney sweep who installs chimney caps, then an Enervex Fan isn't much more complicated as long as you have the tools and know what to look for. Installing an Enervex Fan isn't as difficult as you might think. The chimney sweep typically installs the fan and then the homeowner’s electrician is responsible for running the connection from the junction box (prewired to the fan) down into the home.
For masonry chimneys, Enervex specifies that the clay flue tile must be cut even with the crown. This is because the fan actually sits on a fiber mat that’s sandwiched between the fan and the crown. The mat minimizes movement and vibrations. This also ensures that the tile won’t interfere with the blades of the fan and that the fan will be on a stable base. A whole must be cut in the mat to match the inside of the existing chimney flue.
Adjustable legs that are attached to the fan base slips down into the flue to keep the fan from blowing sideways and tipping. Use care not to have the legs touch the inner flue – this can cause noise and other potential problems.
A cable that is attached to the fan must be attached to the chimney. This cable is supposed to anchor the fan to the chimney in case it is picked up and tossed in the event of a natural event.
Since there can be variations in fan installation situations, it’s best to consult the fan installation instructions before installing the fan. For solid fuels, click here. For gas and oil applications, click here. There may also be other adapters or parts that are required for your particular installation.
All in all, the Enervex installation must be done in accordance with any local code requirement. If you have any questions on Enervex Fan installations please feel free to contact us.