Zero-energy houses, Passive Houses, and other air-tight and efficient modern homes need makeup air for their kitchen exhaust fan vents. We chose the silent S&P inline duct fans. Here’s how our system works.
Last weekend was a reckoning of sorts. We've been focusing on making the house as air tight as possible ever since the framing stage. The structural insulated panel (SIPs) construction goes a long way, but ensuring a tight envelope requires attention to small details, like filling or sealing off all cracks and gaps around windows and doors and between panels. The foam and caulk guns have been our constant companions of late.