I have acquired a 60 year old house which has a whole house attic fan
which I want to remove. The house now has central heat and air
conditioning. I have allergies to pollen, etc. The heat escapes
through the fan in the winter and the louvers are unsightly. I want it
gone and to have sheetrock covering the opening in the hallway, and
have insulation put in place of the fan in the attic. How do I go
about doing all that? Would it be possible to just remove the louvers,
replace it with drywall, and fill the fan full of loose insulation? Or
does the fan have to come out to replace the ceiling with drywall? I
have already tied off the the electrical switch so no accidents will
happen that way.
If it were my decision I'd remove the louvers, slap up the sheet rock,
and fill up the fan & housing with insulation and be done with it.
You do need to do more with the electrical though. disconnect the
wiring and wire nut then tape the leads.
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