Where To Install Inline Duct Fans For Peak Performance?

Inline fans to move a large amount of air. Therefore, you must put them correctly and in the proper position to be effective. Inline duct fans are most commonly used to remove heat and humidity from growing tents and rooms. They are also found in closet systems that house servers and AV equipment. In a nutshell, they cool and ventilate vast areas. So, where should you install your inline duct fans for the best performance?

Where to put inline duct fans

Do you know where to put inline duct fans? You will determine the answer to your specific situation. The fan’s intended use will also determine it. For example, if you want to improve ventilation in your home, we recommend installing an inline duct fan in the attic. Because hot air rises, your attic is likely to be the warmest area in your house.

Installing an inline fan in your attic will assist in removing that hot air while also improving the overall effectiveness of your ventilation system. Likewise, installing an inline duct fan in a grow tent should be near the top of the tent. This will assist in removing heated air from the grow tent and improving circulation throughout the room.

That, however, is not always possible. For example, assume you have a little grow tent that can only hold a few plants. When you consider your grow lights, a carbon filter, and the eventual height of your plants, there isn’t much area for a fan. So while you may lose some performance, you may alternatively position your fan outside the tent, leaving all of that crucial growth room for your plants.

The key is that you must analyze your specific circumstances and carefully assess what is best for you. For example, it would be best if you aimed to maximize performance while keeping the fan out of the way. You may have to give up one of these factors to fulfill the other.

General installation notes

  • Maintain, clean, or repair your inline fan whenever possible.
  • Install your In-Line Duct Fan 6 – 10 feet from the register you want to enhance air for optimal performance and minimal noise.
  • After installing the In-Line Duct Fan, use good-grade duct tape to seal seams in the ductwork to avoid air leakage.
  • Using tapered reducers, you can utilize larger diameter duct fans in smaller diameter ducts.

Fans attached to ducting work best when the ducting is in a way that minimizes airflow constraints. You can install fans anywhere throughout the duct system, but the location is critical. All fans create noise, but with care, an unobtrusive installation should be possible.