This page is relevant to you IF all three of these points are TRUE:
- We have installed a Ducted Air Circulation System at your residence, and
- You have opted for a Window Condensation Control Module, and
- The ventilation intake for this module is via an eave inlet.
There are a number of ways that we access ventilation, with the main methods being via an eave, via a gable intake and via a roof cowl. This page relates to the most common sort, the eave intake. The system performance will diminish over time if the ventilation source is throttled. This can occur if the intake becomes blocked. These instructions illustrate how to unblock the eave intake. This will need to be done on an "as required" basis. Most customers can go for several months without needing to clean it, whilst some customers need to virtually do it weekly. The main factors that determine frequency are the amount of insects in your area, and the proximity of the intake to a light source (which attracts the insects in the first place).
Before you start...
- Turn the system (fan) off before you start cleaning so that the debris can fall away.
- Obtain a stiff, small brush. Often an old paint brush or even a toothbrush will do.
- Use a face mask as there is dust involved.
- You may need a ladder to access your eave inlet. If you can't access it in a safe manner, consider obtaining professional assistance.
Please contact HEG if you require professional maintenance assistance.