Does a Whole House Fan Actually Save You Money?
Huge price tags attached to unknown cooling systems usually lead many to believe that they are much too costly to purchase. Hundreds and possibly thousands of dollars spent on something that an air conditioner already efficiently does. This, ironically, is not only untrue on one count, but both.
Air conditioners do a fantastic job cooling a home, in fact, they do a completely different job than a whole house fan. Because of this, they are not the only cooling system a home needs. An air conditioner not only misses the attic but does not save on electricity as a whole house fan does.
Whole house fans bring cool air into 100% of the home because they do not leave out the attic as an air conditioner does. Whole house fans grab all of the cool air from outside, typically at night, and bring it into the house while using very little electricity. Since they get the attic, the home stays cool from much longer. Running a whole house fan at night and then closing up a house during the day leaves the house cool until nearly the evening.
Despite their average price sitting around $800 to $900 with another installation cost but this is not where their association with money stops, although that is usually where most people’s evaluation does.
Whole house fans can actually save you up to 90% on your electricity bill. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) claims that whole house fans use up to 90% less energy than compressor-based air conditioners. During the Summer months air conditioning can cost up to $300 a month from June to August. Saving up to 90% would mean someone can recuperate the money they spent on a whole house fan in nearly those three months alone as you would save around $800.
This means owning these machines for several years would ultimately result in saving money rather than spending it. The initial price tag is off putting but after at these machines end up saving owners much more money than they spent.
The Cooling System that Dramatically Reduces Your A/C Costs
QuietCool whole house fans are the only eco-friendly, quiet, and efficient cooling systems that can drastically reduce A/C costs. One system manages to achieve all of this by being uniquely designed.
Our founder created the patented ducting system that gives these whole house fans their famously quiet airflow and iconic look. The whole house fan is not just aesthetically pleasing but effective as well.
Whole house fans work by pulling the cool night or morning air into the home and pushing the uncomfortably warm air out. These systems do this better than any other. The Trident Pro-7.0X can move 7,000 cubic feet of air per minute and, on average, QuietCool whole house fans accomplish 15-20 air exchanges per minute. This means fresh, cool air is rapidly ushered into a home like other cooling systems simply can’t accomplish.
Such rapid air movement not only cools homes quickly but keeps them that way far longer than a typical A/C. This happens because QuietCool whole house fans are so strong that they cool the actual mass of objects inside of a home. With A/C, the surface area is the only thing that is cooled. With QuietCool, the entirety of a home is chilled.
This results in using the A/C far less, which is the key to A/C related savings. Even if a whole house fan is run more than the A/C normally is, savings will still be prevalent.
The motor’s efficiency is what should be credited for this. They use far less energy than an A/C and, in turn, lower the energy bill. A/C’s typically consume 3,500 watts of energy. QuietCool whole house fans, at their absolute highest, grab just 1,147 watts and at the lowest consume only 66.7 watts. It is likely that a homeowner would not often even get to 1,147 watts as that is running the most powerful whole house fan on it’s absolute highest.
Since it does consume less, it is far more energy efficient than normal cooling systems which makes it the most eco-friendly option. It is so eco-friendly that whole house fans are now a prescriptive standard in 7 of the 16 California climate zones and are soon to be in Colorado as well.
A/C’s are one of the most expensive appliances in any home and there is only one option to lessen that expense while remaining cool. A QuietCool whole house fan.
Without QuietCool, Steamy Showers can Lead to Costly Damage
After a shower, long hair can be a nuisance, especially when in a hurry. Fixing this problem, however, is fairly simple. Just grab a blow dryer and your hair will be quickly dried and ready to go.
Now, this may be beginning to sound like an advertisement for blow dryers but actually, it is yet another reason to buy a QuietCool whole house fan. For people, showers are a steamy oasis away from the stress of modern day life but to your walls, they are steam filled disasters. The same water and steam that feels like a mini vacation to you, tears into wooden walls and creates mold and mildew.
This unseen terror rips through homes and causes thousands of dollars in damage. In fact, removing extensive mildew can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $6,000 and any structural damage could total $10,000 to $30,000 according to House Logic.
With a QuietCool whole house fan, this type of disaster can help to be avoided. Working much like a blowdryer does on hair, a whole house fan can whisk air through the bathroom and rid that space of harmful moisture.
All you need to do is have the window in the bathroom cracked three to four inches and then have the QuietCool on. This will usher in massive amounts of air through the bathroom, blowing dry what had just been sopping wet.
QuietCool whole house fans are great for regaining your comfort, staying healthy, and saving a ton off the energy bill. They, however, have a lot more benefits than just the obvious. Their ability to save you thousands off the things you don’t think much about may be their biggest selling point.
You may not worry about the constant damage occurring in your bathrooms but with QuietCool, it won’t ever even be an issue.
How Attic Fans Can Protect Your Home All Winter Long
Per the University of Minnesota Extension, “An ice dam is a ridge of ice that forms at the edge of a roof and prevents melting snow (water) from draining off the roof. The water that backs up behind the dam can leak into a home and cause damage to walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas”
This is a common problem during winter for many homes throughout the United States. As winter arrives and snow sits on top of houses, unknown damage is caused, and thousands of dollars are wasted.
This occurs because when it is freezing outside, we have a tendency to make it an oven inside. This unbalanced temperature allows for the snow on top of the roof to melt but remained trapped behind a wall, or dam, of ice.
With QuietCool attic fans, you can avoid this headache quite easily. Per Green Home Ohio, “An attic fan can keep a home’s attic and roofing from becoming warm enough to allow radiated heat to create these ice melts and dams.”
Attic fans push the air inside of an attic back out into the world. So during winter, you can run your attic fan throughout the entire season. The system will likely not run very often but when it does, it will be taking all of the much too hot air from inside your home and expelling it out of the attic before it hits your roof.
QuietCool attic fans also run on very minimal electricity. QuietCool’s Smart Attic Fan, when running on its lowest setting as it likely will during the winter, uses just 15 watts! To put that number into perspective, that is about the same as some LED light bulbs on the market.
Not only are you saving your roof from potentially life-altering damage but are using a system that costs very little and will likely pay for itself in just a few years. During the winter it is often difficult to see how an attic fan, which is often marketed as a summer luxury, can be so beneficial. However, the snow that surrounds you should give you a hint. A QuietCool attic fan does much more than just save you hundreds off your a/c bill, it could save you thousands on roof damage.
Don’t wait around for your roof to accumulate mold, mildew, and irreparable damage. Get a QuietCool attic fan and save your home.
Whole House Fans And The Truth Behind Their Cost
Frugality has become a necessity in today’s world of skyrocketing prices and stagnant pay. This necessity has made one single factor more important than the rest by a large margin when considering buying something, the cost.
The cost of something has now become a dealbreaker. Sometimes, even the perceived cost of something can cause someone to completely rule out a purchase. This often happens with large purchases for the home. People know that the immediate cost will leave a large dent in their bank account so they do not even consider buying something they deem unnecessary and expensive.
Whole house fans are actually not as expensive as their initial cost may suggest. That robust cost, from a company such as Quiet Cool, can be anywhere from $600 to $1,200 for the product alone. Plus the installation which could take someone back another couple hundred dollars.
So, at the end of the day, for the most expensive version of a whole house fan, most people are looking at around $1,500. This seems like a lot and is probably what puts many off to actually purchasing whole house fans but what many do not know is how much money whole house fans can save on electricity.
Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) claims that whole house fans use up to 90% less energy than compressor-based air conditioners. During the Summer months, air conditioning can cost up to $300 a month from June to August. Saving up to 90% would mean someone can recuperate the money they spent on a whole house fan in nearly those three months alone as you would save around $800.
This leaves nine other months, some of which are just as hot, to regain the money you spent. This could be easily accomplished in just five to six months and from then on your new cooling system could actually be saving you lots of money.
Cost is important and it is obvious that large purchases are tough to finally commit to but buying a whole house fan is an important investment, especially for people who live in areas that get annoyingly hot throughout the year. These systems could actually end up saving lots of money throughout the years instead of costing them.