You’ve heard of a whole house air purifier, and maybe even a whole house air humidifier. But what about a whole house fan? These became very popular in the 1950s before air conditioning was as common as it is today. But don’t discredit this invention just because it sounds outdated. A whole house fan can do wonders to cool down your home and improve your HVAC system’s efficiency.
In fact, the results that a whole house fan offers may surprise you. If you are interested in a whole house fan installation, our team can help. Keep reading to learn more about how a whole house fan provides energy efficient cooling.
How Does a Whole House Fan Work?
Just as the name implies, a whole house fan is designed to help provide cooling to your entire house. Usually, the fan is mounted in your ceiling or the attic. The fan pulls warm air away from your living spaces and then brings cooler air in from the outside through windows and doors.
Similar to HVAC systems, you want to choose a fan that fits the size of your home. While a whole house fan can easily cool your home down in around an hour, some experts recommend that you run the fans around the clock. Doing so is a great way to ensure that warm air is staying outside and cool air is staying inside.
You may be skeptical, but a whole house fan really can improve your energy efficiency. Of course, you want to take the upfront installation cost into consideration. The cost of whole house fan installation can vary depending on the size of the fan and the complexity of the project. But it’s much less than installing a new HVAC system when you make the price comparison.
Using a whole house fan can reduce your energy costs by up to 90%. This means you can easily recover the cost of installation in around a year, maybe a little longer depending on your current energy costs. When your fan is running to cool your home, your HVAC system doesn’t have to do as much of the work. Because the fan uses much less energy, you will save a lot of money on your utility bills.
A whole house fan provides the added benefit of improving your indoor air quality. Because the air in your home is being recirculated, you don’t run the risk of stale air that is full of bacteria and germs staying in your house. If anyone in your home suffers from allergies, is sick often, or has respiratory illnesses, this is a great additional benefit.
And a whole house fan is also great for the environment. Using less energy decreases your energy demands and potentially your carbon footprint. It’s a small step to take, but each effort adds up over time to have a big impact.
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