Whole house fans work great to exhaust and ventilate the hot stuffy air in the home. However, a common objection we hear from our customers is that they don’t like opening windows due to dust and allergens in the air. Even though the air inside the home is up to 2-5 times more polluted than the outdoor air*, people still object to opening their windows.
Whole House Fans Exhaust Dust and Allergens
Due to the amount of air a whole house fan moves when properly sized to the home, dust does not have any time to settle in the home! Most customer, even in the dustiest of area, do not notice a big increase in the amount of dust in the home.
As well, because the fan moves so much air, it is taking any allergens that may be inside or outside the home and exhausting it so fast they have no chance to circulate inside of the home. The fan sucks any allergens into the attic and then exhausts it through the attic vents. In fact, the allergens inside the home can be much worse than the allergens outside of the home. We even have some customers who have very bad allergies state that their allergies almost went away after installing the QuietCool!
For customers that are still concerned with bringing in dust or allergens, we have a new product to help. We have partnered with PollenTec, a manufacturer of window screens that block 99.9% of dust and allergens from entering the home. The screens are very simple to install, simply replacing the standard screens already installed in the home. They use a special nylon material that is more tightly woven, thus blocking dust and allergens in its tracks! Also, since QuietCool only requires a few windows to be open homeowners do not need to replace every screen in the home!
If dust and allergens have been a primary concern, let QuietCool blow it away!
*The American Lung Association states that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air, even in the smoggiest of cities.