In order to help our customers keep out pests while their window vent is in use, we have decided to include a small removable screen with all window vent orders. Below is a quick video showing how to install one, using the Window Dryer Vent an example.
If you choose to install it, simply push the screen in the opening at the back of the collar. Keep pushing it until it sits flat against the lip at the duct outlet. The screen will bow outward slightly. If you are using a window vent with a damper, such as the Window Dryer Vent or the 6" Window Vent, you will want to pop it in, so that it bows inward, and does not get in the way of the damper closing properly. In the event that you are using an Air Intake Window Vent, bowing in either direction is acceptable.
Once the necessary supplies have been acquired, the first step in this process will be to use the tape measure to find out what the height and width of the window in question is. After this is done, lay the acrylic sheet on a flat surface and trace out the exact measurements of the window onto the sheet.
If you're going to be using the window dryer vent as a permanent solution and you live in harsh climates, we suggest you insulate it. In this article, we show how to insulate the window vent with rigid foam board insulation which is our preferred method, then describe insulation effectiveness.
I recently moved and, in my new home, the location that the first owner used to place their washer and dryer was really inconvenient. I decided to rearrange things and, when I was done, I was very pleased with myself that the new setup was much more convenient and gave me a lot more room in my washroom.