Top 10 Reasons to get a Whole House Fan
Are you miserably hot all summer long? Like really hot… where your upstairs is almost unbearable, and you’re feeling that sweaty, uncomfortable, stick-to-everything kind of hot. Everyone has.
Of course, you can cave in and run the most expensive appliance in your home, the air conditioning system. But the thing about running your A/C system is that they are, in fact, a closed loop system that only cools the ambient air around you and not the thermal mass of your home.
You have probably experienced the cycling on and off that your a/c system does constantly during the heat of summer. This is because the thermal mass keeps reheating the ambient air, all day and all night long. Because of this, your A/C will probably run for about 20 minutes and then turn off. Then after another 20 minutes, it will turn back on. This will happen constantly. And because it is only running for 20 minutes at a time, the system is operating at its worst efficiency.
The solution is QuietCool. QuietCool is a whole house fan which you run during the cooler hours of the day and cools your entire home within a matter of minutes while running for just a few pennies per hour.
But that doesn’t quite tell you the entire story. Here are 10 key reasons why whole house fans are an effective and efficient cooling ventilation solution.
IMPROVE YOUR LIFE WITH CLEAN, COOL, AND COMFORTABLE OUTDOOR AIR
The average person is spending 90% of their lives indoors. Indoor air quality is one of the number one concerns of the government and homeowners. With a whole house fan, you are able to cool your home while improving the indoor air quality to create a cool and comfortable environment. A properly sized whole house fan completely exchanges the air volume inside the home every 3 to 4 minutes.
A BREATHING HOME IS A HEALTHIER HOME
While moving up to 5-10 time more air than an A/C system, a whole house fan is able to say goodbye to cooking odor, pet dander, smoke, germs, gases, & other unwanted airborne annoyances.
SAVE UP-TO 50-90% ON A/C COSTS
Homeowners are saving tons of money on their A/C usage due to the energy efficiency the whole house fan brings. With a whole house fan, A/C usage can be cut dramatically, or even eliminated completely in certain climate zones.
YOUR ENERGY IS EVERYTHING
By reducing your energy usage with a whole house fan, you are able to lower your carbon footprint, effectively lowering your energy bill, all while making a difference to make our earth healthier.
KEEP YOUR ATTIC COOLER BY UP TO 50 DEGREES
Whole house fans also cool your attic by up to 50 degrees. A hot attic makes the inside of your home hot and can cause issues with appliances located in your attic. A whole house fan keeps both your home and attic cool and ventilated.
Thermal Mass Cooling
It’s one thing to cool the ambient air in your home, but if the mass of your home (the structure, walls, flooring, insulation, furniture, attic, etc.) stays hot, it’s difficult and more expensive to cool the home the next time. By cooling all the mass of the house, whole house fans allow them to stay much cooler (by as much as 30-50 degrees) the following day. So overall costs to keep your home cool are significantly lower, especially, compared to air conditioning. Whole house fans are a fraction of the cost to run.
PROLONG THE LIFE OF YOUR A/C & HOME
Using a whole house fan to cool your home reduces the amount of time your A/C is in operation during the year, prolonging its lifespan and the cost to repair or replace your A/C system.
INSTANTLY FEEL 5-10º COOLER
With the active ventilation of a whole house fan, the powerful breeze coming through the windows allows homeowners to feel 5 to 10º cooler within seconds of turning the whole house fan on.
HEAT, COOL AND VENTILATE YOUR HOME IN WINTER
In the winter, homeowners can use a whole house fan during the warmest times of the day for just a few minutes to bring in fresh air and exhaust the stale, stuffy air.
While many fans can be so loud that they can be very distracting, QuietCool whole house fans are very quiet. Since they are located in the attic and suspended away from the ceiling grille, they are able to move a lot of air at a low noise level.