PHRC Webinars

Makeup Air for Exhaust Systems in Tight Houses

5/8/2012 1:00-2:00 PM


Anthony C. Jellen


Link to Webinar:


Exhaust systems in tight homes can create potentially hazardous conditions. The IRC requires makeup air for kitchen exhaust systems in excess of 400 cfm. Learn whether this threshold is appropriate and understand various strategies for providing makeup air in an efficient and comfortable manner.

Learning Objectives

  • Kitchens in homes are becoming larger, resembling commercial kitchen environments
  • No provisions for makeup air provided in the IRC
  • Exhausting large amounts of air can adversely affect the operation of other appliances in the home


Free to attend; $20 for continuing education credits

Credit Hours


Tags: HVAC



The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center serves the home building industry and the residents of Pennsylvania by improving the quality and affordability of housing.

We conduct applied research, foster the development and commercialization of innovative technologies, and transfer appropriate technologies to the housing community.

Pennsylvania Housing Research Center

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The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

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