Hi - first post new to the forum. Hopefully this is the right place to post this question.
I bought a whole house fan Air King 9166 to cool our house down and cut down on AC and save a little money on electricity while also getting fresh air.
Well, the best place for it is in our 2nd story skylight because it is the highest point in the house and all the hot air rises to it. The fan fits inside great - we don't really benefit from the light there anyway.
Problem is that the window above it hinges outward to the roof. Ideally I would like to start the fan exhausting air OUT for 5 min then this fan reverses and can pull fresh cool air INTO the house. I don't want to fling the window open or suck it in and break the window either.
It naturally props open 5 inches so pulling air in would be easy and not as likely to break the window (I hope) from pulling air in too fast. But pushing air OUT could easily push the window too far open and break it. I could attach something like a spring or rope or something to keep it from flinging all the way over. Not sure how to tackle this. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
Here's a picture that looks like our skylight window: