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Booster Fan FAQ
will the Equalizer EQ2 do for me?
The Equalizer EQ2 is designed to
be placed over a floor or wall
register (6" x 12"
maximum size) to boost the airflow
from that register. By boosting
airflow, it will warm up rooms
that are chronically cold in the
winter and cool down rooms that
are chronically too hot in the
the Equalizer EQ2 heat or cool the
No. The Equalizer EQ2 does neither
heat nor cool the air. It boosts
airflow from a register, thus
bringing more heated air from your
furnace or cooled air from your
air conditioner into a problem
I hold my hand above the Equalizer
EQ2, I do not feel much air.
The Equalizer EQ2 has a patented
fan system that disperses the air
in a more or less horizontal
circular pattern. To blow air from
the unit straight up to the
ceiling is not desirable. Hold
your hands to the sides of the air
exhaust grille of the Equalizer
EQ2 and you will feel the airflow.
This way, the air stays at the
lower room level; not the ceiling.
air coming from the Equalizer EQ2
feels cold during the winter
Moving air flowing over your skin
feels colder than still air. The
temperature of the air is in fact
the same. That "cold"
sensation on you skin comes from
the evaporation of the moisture on
your skin caused by moving air.
That is why sitting in the airflow
of a fan feels good on a hot
summer day. The air from that fan
has the same temperature as the
other surrounding air. Again, the
air movement over your skin causes
the chilly sensation. That is why
drafts are so uncomfortable.
to I connect the Equalizer EQ2 to
No installation is required for
the Equalizer EQ2. You simply
place it over a floor register
(6" x 12" maximum size)
and plug it into the nearest 110
Volt wall outlet.
much electricity does an Equalizer
The Equalizer EQ2 uses 27 Watts
when running. Like a small light
I mount the Equalizer EQ2 on a
Yes, small keyhole slots are
provided in the bottom grille of
the Equalizer EQ2. Depending on
the size and type of wall
register, you may install screws
in the register or surrounding
wall and simply hang the Equalizer
EQ2 on those screws. In some
instances, it is not possible to
install screws for hanging the
Equalizer EQ2 with the function
panel label on the top. In this
case you will need to hang it
upside down. Note that the
lettering on the function label
will be upside down also.
the Equalizer EQ2 have to cover a
Yes. The Equalizer EQ2 must cover
a register grille opening
entirely. The Equalizer EQ2 is
designed to create a slight vacuum
at the register, thus pull air
from the duct. You do not want to
pull in room air.
do I turn the Equalizer OFF and
Your Equalizer EQ2 is equipped
with a highly sensitive electronic
thermostat. This thermostat will
automatically turn the fan ON when
it senses heated air after the
furnace starts. Similarly, it will
turn the fan ON when your air
conditioner starts. This operation
is fully automatic and you have a
control on the function panel to
fine tune when you wish the
Equalizer EQ2 to start and stop.
I run my Equalizer EQ2
Yes. On the function control panel
you will find a switch setting
"HEAT" for automatic
operation with you furnace in the
winter and "COOL" for
automatic operation in the
summertime with your air
conditioner. The "ON"
setting provides continuous
do the instructions say,
"unplug when not in
We recommend that you unplug the
Equalizer EQ2 between seasons when
neither the furnace nor air
conditioner is operating, during
vacations when you are away from
home, etc. This will save wear and
tear and unnecessary energy use.
I mount the Equalizer EQ2 over a
We recommend against
mounting an Equalizer EQ2 over a
ceiling register for safety
concerns in the event the unit
would fall down if not properly
attached. Also, since the airflow
is exhausted in a circular
pattern, the boosted warm air will
remain at the ceiling.
I use the Equalizer EQ2 upside
The Equalizer EQ2 will operate in
I use the Equalizer EQ2 to vent
No. The Equalizer EQ2 is not
approved to vent outside air (such
as in a window) where the unit may
become wet from rain or excessive
the Equalizer EQ2 safe?
The Equalizer EQ2 has been
rigorously tested to the Standards
of Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
(UL®) for your safety.
The housing is made of a high
impact flame retardant ABS
material and the electric motor is
Thermally Protected. The fan
impeller is made out of
Polycarbonate material, the
material used for jet fighter
do I clean my Equalizer EQ2?
Generally, maintaining a clean
household and regularly replacing
the central air system filter will
avoid build-up of dirt and dust in
the Equalizer EQ2. The Equalizer
EQ2 cannot be opened for cleaning.
Doing so would void the warranty
and poses a risk of injury.
Normally, accumulated dust can be
blown out of the unit and dirt can
be removed using a small brush or
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