The primary benefit of these upducts come from the reduced heat-load caused by a hot attic. Typically your attic is 30 degree’s hotter than the outside temperature. This causes up to a 50% reduction in the “R” value of your attics insulation and your entire ceiling becomes a heater radiating more heat into your rooms. With evaporation cooling, you don’t have to add an attic fan, just add more vents.
Installation is all done from under the ceiling, you don’t need to go into the attic. Tools required, a stud finder so you avoid ceiling studs and a hole saw to cut the hole in your ceiling, that’s all! The Easy Seal UpDuct has four spring loaded cam-locks that activate when you press the upduct unit into the ceiling. No screws are required as it seals to the ceiling from the pressure of the four cam-locks. With a little practice, install can be as fast as seven minutes.
You will want one per average size bedroom with more for larger rooms as each upduct can handle about 500 cfm. To remove heat from the attic as efficient as possible, upduct should be installed as close to outside walls as possible. The galvanized metal duct portion that extends into the attic is over 12″ allowing penetration of attic insulation which becomes the insulation for the upduct.
Upduct will help you save on your electric bill and help keep your home cooler at the same time. Everyone knows that heat rises. Thanks to our good friend the sun heating your roof, Your ceiling and attic is transformed into a very large heating element. When you turn on your AC, it has to do ten times the work to cool the house down your home. By the time this happens your electric bill has skyrocketed. With the upduct you wont have this problem.
Easy-Seal Upduct is available in two sizes.
The upduct goes great with evaporative cooling system from sunprts.com