Garage Ventilation

Improving the air quality in an attached garage is crucial, given its dual functions of housing emission-producing vehicles and storing potentially hazardous materials.

Consider the significant impact a basic inline fan, strategically installed on the exhaust wall, can have on health and well-being.


Banish harmful fumes! Mounted on your garage's exterior wall, the RVF 6XL EC swiftly eliminates VOCs and noxious emissions. 


Efficient duct exhaust diffuser. Galvanized metal construction with convenient metal collar for easy setup.


An infinite speed controller is a simple and effective solution to adjust the exhaust air flow on demand

RE 6

A roof fan allows fumes and stale air to freely escape your garage space. It is also a considerably quiet solution due to the remote location.

LD 6

Effectively reduces noise in the duct. For the most effective noise reduction, the silencer should be fitted immediately before a fan or bend.

Efficient garage ventilation isn't just about compliance; it's about safeguarding health and enhancing living environments.

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Ivan Daza
Product Manager - Fans

Regulations and factors

Important to know
  • International Residential Code (IRC) Requires that the openable area to the outdoors be not less than 4 percent of the floor area being ventilated.

  • International Building Code (IBC) Requires an exhaust airflow rate (cfm/ft2) of 0.75.

  • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards Recommends a minimum of 1.0 cfm/ft2.

  • Local Building Codes May include specific requirements for garage ventilation based on local climate conditions, building practices, and safety concerns.

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Recommends using a 100 CFM ducted or 80 CFM un-ducted fan for this purpose.

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Regulations Mandates ventilation systems to protect workers from exposure to toxic substances.

  • Code Compliance and Efficiency Adhering to codes ensures safety and minimizes costs through energy-efficient solutions.

  • Health and Safety Reduce the risk of exposure to hazardous fumes and promote healthier indoor air quality.

  • Moisture Control Mitigate moisture buildup that can damage structures and compromise air quality.

  • Workshop or Hobby Space Adequate ventilation is essential to maintain a safe and comfortable environment for occupants.

  • Odor Control Ventilation can help dissipate odors that may arise from stored items, chemicals, or activities conducted in the garage. 

  • Combustible Gas Mitigation Ventilation systems can help disperse any combustible gases, reducing the risk of fire or explosion. 

  • Building Design and Aesthetics Contribute to the value of the residential property by enhancing the functionality and aesthetics.

Proper Garage Ventilation

What to know

Proper garage ventilation is not just a regulatory requirement; it's a crucial aspect of ensuring the health, safety, and comfort of homeowners. As builders and contractors, it's essential to prioritize effective ventilation solutions in every garage construction project. Here's a brief guide to help you navigate the complexities of garage ventilation: 

Prioritize proper garage ventilation for healthier, safer homes. 

Understand its importance in removing harmful fumes, reducing fire hazards, and improving air quality. 

Assess garage size and usage before selecting a ventilation system, choosing one that suits specific needs while complying with regulations. 

Position components strategically for optimal performance, near emission sources like vehicle exhausts and chemical storage areas. 

By following these steps, create living spaces that prioritize safety and comfort, ensuring long-term satisfaction for homeowners. 


Best practices

Attached Garage

Air quality in an attached garage matters because it houses vehicles and hazardous materials. Given its adjacency to the residence, the garage inevitably affects the overall air quality and safety inside the home. 

Detached Garage

Ensure the safety of families by directing garage fumes away from inhabited areas. Prioritize upward ventilation in a detached garage, especially when space is limited near play areas or windows, shielding your children from harmful emissions. 

Tranquil Garage Ventilation

RVF Series

The RVF Series tackles garage ventilation with a focus on minimizing noise. Designed for quiet operation, this fan is mounted on the exterior wall to maintain peace while ensuring optimal airflow.

Despite its quiet operation, the RVF Series delivers airflow ranging between 100 and 830 CFM. Lightweight, compact, and straightforward to install, it can be easily controlled with an external speed control, offering flexibility between 20 and 100% airflow as needed. 

Let’s Talk Controls


The EC-10V potentiometer offers precise control over the fan through a seamless control signal. Operating at 10 VDC, it conveniently utilizes onboard power. Users manually adjust the output voltage using a rotary knob, ranging from 0V (OFF) to the supply voltage (FULL SPEED), ensuring optimal performance tailored to specific needs of the garage fan. 

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