May 1, 2018

Why Traditional Whole House Fans Are No Longer Suitable

The low hum of an everyday air conditioner has become synonymous with summer. Suburban developments buzz in unison during hot summer days like a colony of bees. For many, it has become background noise. Like chirping birds, barking dogs, growling mowers, and murmuring neighbors, they are all are comfortably at a distance and outside of the home.

This allows them to shift ever so slightly out of immediate earshot.

Normal whole house fans don’t have this luxury. Before the QuietCool type of whole house fan existed, many rocked homes like a small scale jet. They do not have any way to dampen the noise of the fan hence the major rocking while on. They also are usually right in the most central part of the home, making the noise equally prominent in all areas of the house. It is essentially a propeller connected to the vents.


This noise has turned off many whole house fan owners. The coolness that was given to the home did not outweigh the noise that did not get relegated to the background when turned on. There was simply no way to lessen the sound and still get the desired outcome.

Installation of these type of whole house fans is also problematic. Most people do not want a long or expensive installation process. With the speed at which people get things in 2018, patience has gone way down and desires have gone way up.

Traditional whole house fans make installations much more difficult. The size of a normal whole house fan is very large so it takes a large area to install and the installation takes a much longer time. This could make the installation more expensive and leave you with strangers in your house for much longer than you would usually like.

One QuietCool employee described the installation process as, “Much longer because the joints need to be cut.”

Energy costs and energy efficiency have also become a large point of focus for many. People would like household items that both save them money and help save the environment. Normal whole house fans do not do this. They suck up a ton of energy and are not efficient in the slightest.

Traditional whole house fans are not everyday cooling systems that people can regulate their noise into the background of like an air conditioner, they are not close to quiet, they take much too long to install, and they are not positives for the environment.

So, in the upcoming summer when the houses around you are buzzing with their air conditioner at full blast, think about getting more than just a traditional whole house fan. There are better, quieter options out there.


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