How a Whole House Fan Works

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How a Whole House Fan Works

Whole house fans are a way to naturally cool your entire home. The advanced technology of QuietCool whole house fans allow you to cool your home while using less energy than a traditional air conditioner. This advanced ventilation cooling system drafts cool air from outdoors. It brings the cool air inside your house while simultaneously sending the hot air out by way of the attic. The breeze that is created, works to efficiently cool your home.

These house fans are also known as attic fans and have been around since the 1950s. It is much cooler in the evenings, so this is the optimal time to turn your QuietCool whole house fan on. The cool air travels through the open windows of your home and works to keep your home cool throughout the next day as well. During the 1950s, whole house fans were initially used as a way to ventilate homes while cooling them down at a low cost. Traditional air conditioning units utilize much more electricity. As more electricity is used, the expenses to use a larger amount of electricity increases.

The old-fashioned whole house fan was extremely loud sounding like a roaring helicopter in the attic. As a result of the loud noise people wouldn’t leave the fans on very long, only long enough to temporarily cool their home. In order for the fans to work at their highest ability, they need to stay on for long periods of time. Though the old-fashioned fans worked well, no one wanted to use them because of how loud they were.

QuietCool fans were newly invented to be more energy efficient and much quieter. The new system allows for hours of run time compared to traditional house fans. In return you will have a well ventilated quiet cool home.

Southern California and Nevada homeowners are capable of saving up to 75-90 percent on their air conditioning bill. The dry arid climate in these locations allow for the quiet cool systems to work more efficiently. Not only do these systems save energy, they also add market value to your home. The new energy efficient ventilation system moves indoor air pollutants and asthma triggering particles out of your home. This new generation product is on the market as the most versatile cooling and ventilating system.

These house fans are not the same as your traditional air conditioner. Air conditioners work by recycling indoor air and they neglect to provide cooling for your home attic. Air conditioners also fail to remove or minimize air pollutants, odors and excessive moisture from your home. These whole house systems work to move large amounts of air per fan throughout the house. Installing a new system would include putting a higher volume fan in the hallway of your home and having lower volume fans placed in each additional bedroom.

When utilizing these fans, the open windows become intake vents having a direct effect on room temperatures. The temperatures can be lowered by 10 to 20 degrees. You have full control over the air flow when choosing how many or which windows to open. The quiet cool air will also lower your skin temperature by 5 to 10 degrees. As the hot air exits through the attic, the air temperature there is lowered up to 40 degrees.

These house fans are made only in the United States and the maintenance free system is stocked with a 15-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Contact Direct Electric today to get your whole house fan installed to start cooling off your home and reducing your electric bill.

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