LESLIE: Betty in New Jersey is on the line with an attic-fan question. What can we do for you today?
BETTY: I have an attic fan that seized up and I don’t know whether to take it down – but then I’ll have a hole in my roof – and replace it or just leave it there and not use it.
TOM: Well, you can just disconnect the power to it and leave it in place.
BETTY: I just leave it there?
TOM: You could, yeah, until you – if you – when you get ready to replace the roof at some point in the future, then you could pull it out then. But really, no harm, no foul. It’ll just be another vent in the roof, sort of a passive vent. So I don’t see any reason you couldn’t do that.
BETTY: Oh, to wait to see if I need a new roof.
TOM: Yeah, when you get around to it, you know, or you’re doing some other projects. Because I know what you’re saying: you’d have to pull it out and then you’d have to fill in the plywood hole – fill in the hole with plywood and then reroof it. But you don’t have to do all that now. Just disconnect the power to it so it’s not electrified anymore and leave it.
BETTY: Well, that’s great. Thank you so much.