WHOLE HOUSE FANS: CHEAPER THAN AC?
An advanced whole house fan is much more cost-effective to run than a traditional A/C system.
While Air Conditioning system runs at 3000 watts or more for smaller homes and much higher for larger homes, a whole house fan runs at under 1000 watts for the largest models and most models at under 500 watts.
This means that a QuietCool system costs just pennies an hour, versus an A/C system that runs for dollars an hour.
Think about it like a car. A QuietCool whole house fan is the green alternative to A/C, just like how an electric car is the green alternative to gas guzzling vehicles.
There are a lot of savings from the initial investment as well. A whole house fan costs between $1500 and $3000 installed, while a new A/C system can cost upwards of $20,000! Combine this with the cost to run, and QuietCool becomes a no-brainer compared to A/C.
WHOLE HOUSE FAN COST VS AIR CONDITIONING
Battles between something well known and something more rarely used is not much of a battle at all. Well known items are well known because of the frequency of their use. People then equate their constant usage to their superiority of every other product. This, however, is clearly not always the case as we use items at a developing rate, always exchanging the current for the better.
The differences between a whole house fan fan and an air conditioner are aplenty but there are some serious misconceptions on the price of these two cooling systems. For one, most homes are already equipped with an air conditioner. They also artificially create a cool environment while our advanced whole house fan utilize the cool air that exists at night.
The comparative price of these two systems is hard to pin as they are so reliant on each other. A QuietCool is incredibly cost effective as it can save nearly 90% on the electricity that the air conditioner typically uses. However, it is not always the perfect cooling system to use. If the temperature outside never falls to a decently cool number then it will no longer be effective like an air conditioner.
Despite this, that is the case for a very limited time of the year. So, the use of an air conditioner would still be much lower than usual when owning a whole house fan , in turn, saving buckets of money on electricity. A QuietCool whole house fancould even begin to start saving the owner money through the years as most make the money back on electricity that they had spent on the fan in the first place. Despite the initial cost which causes many to believe that whole house fan are more expensive, that cost could fall to 0 in a few years after owning.
The air conditioner, meanwhile, is added to the cost of most homes and will never pay for itself as it eats up a plethora of energy and saves you absolutely nowhere on cost as it has no good comparative.
So, deciphering which of these is cheaper is not an easy answer but whole house fan are the only ones that will definitely save money while the air conditioner will only cost someone more and more through the years.
QuietCool Whole House Fans as a Companion to A/C
QuietCool has never claimed to be a replacement for air conditioning. In fact, together QuietCool and air conditioning create a perfect union. During the evening and early morning hours, homeowners can take advantage of the cool outside air to cool the home. Due to the mass air exchanges occurring every hour, the heat is extracted from the mass of the home. When the next morning comes around, the home’s structure has been cooled bringing down the core temperature. This means that the home will take much longer to heat up. Instead of the A/C unit kicking on around noon, now it may take until the late afternoon to kick on. This saves money on A/C related cost. In addition, it keeps the usage of one of the most expensive home appliances to a minimum. This reduction in usage then increases the longevity of the entire A/C unit!
Another benefit of the QuietCool is that it ventilates the cool air straight into the homeowner’s attic. This means that cool air is coming into contact with the ducting for your A/C system. When the A/C unit is first turned on, it does not need to battle with the extreme attic temperature just to cool down the ducting.
Install a QuietCool whole house fan and increase the life of your A/C unit. All while saving 50-90% on your A/C related savings!