Press Release: Battic Door Introduces Energy-Saving Whole House Fan Covers
Mansfield, MA - Battic Door, the leading manufacturer of attic stair covers, introduces a new line of Whole House Fan Covers, with prices starting at $29.50.
Battic Door, the leading manufacturer of attic stair covers, introduces a new line of Whole House Fan Covers. With several sizes available to fit most any whole house fan, each kit includes a foam pad and Velcro - trim to fit. "Our new line of whole house fan covers compliment our highly successful energy-saving, R-50, attic stair covers" stated Mark D. Tyrol, President of Battic Door. "Designed for the home owner and do-it-yourselfer to the weatherization professional, our whole house fan covers have been engineered to quickly and easily cover and provide an air seal for what amounts to a large hole between the conditioned house and the unconditioned attic", explained Tyrol.
Attic stairs and whole house fans increase energy costs due to heat loss and drafts. They are not insulated or weatherstripped, and are like leaving a window open all winter long. These often overlooked sources of wasted energy are easily corrected by adding a weatherstripped cover over them.
"Our attic stair covers have really taken off with homeowners and contractors, and it was a no-brainer to bring these to market as quickly as we could" continued Tyrol. "Our customers love these kits, as they are so easy to install and you get an immediate payback in energy savings and improved comfort. Plus, by stopping a major source of air leaks, attic mold and ice dams can be avoided." To maximize the benefits, Tyrol suggests adding the desired level of insulation to the covers. "That way you are able to restore the insulation removed from the ceiling when the attic stairs or whole house fan was installed". Available from Battic Door, whole house fan covers start at $29.50 each, and contractor discounts are available. Visit www.batticdoor.com for more information and to order.
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