Whole House Fans and Attic Fans
With increasing energy costs, a common question for homeowners concerns the best routes to conserving energy in their home and reducing cooling costs. With electric bills soaring during summer months, forward-thinking homeowners seek alternative cooling methods with long-term benefits for their budgets. One way home cooling is made more affordable is with “Whole House Fans.”
While many of us are unfamiliar with the benefits of a whole house fan, they have been a cost-saving option for home-owners for over 60 years. A whole house fan is a type of fan that is installed in the attic of a home that is designed to circulate, exhaust, and ventilate air. A whole house fan is often confused with an attic fan which only exhausts the hot air inside the attic rather than the entire volume of air inside of the home.
Whole house fans run throughout the night, pulling in the cool breeze from outdoors into the house and the warmer air into the attic A whole house fan pulls air into a home from open windows (only a few inches open needed) and exhausts the cool air through the attic and out the attic vents. They serve best when temperatures are cooler outside, then inside. They have been proven to lower the energy bill approx 30-90%.
Attic fans are used to cool a house throughout the day, as no extra windows need to be open. They can lower the energy bill by approx 10-30%.
When combining the whole house fan with ceiling fans, comfort can be all but guaranteed, even in the warmer months. For the frugally-minded family, the whole house fan is the answer to how to cut cooling costs. Even if air conditioning systems are required in the summers, financial benefits can be reaped for families utilizing whole house fans during the more temperate seasons for cooling. For those seeking to consume less of our planet’s non-sustainable resources, whole house attic fans offer a more environmentally-friendly cooling option.
Unfortunately, despite the many benefits a whole house fan must offer, they lost popularity among American homeowners who considered the fan to be noisy and disruptive. Hence, they increasingly preferred the calmer tones of the modern home cooling unit. This is where we come in! Same Day Service has selected the QuietCool whole home unit as the attic fan of choice for our customers.
QuietCool has revitalized the outdated whole house fan model and created a new house fan model that combines all the energy efficiency of the 1950’s model with the silence of an expensive air conditioning unit. Their patented, acoustically-lined duct dampens the sound level, which is further reduced with an aluminum, computer-balanced fan blade. With its ability to run as quiet as a whisper, QuietCool whole house fans can run throughout the night, leaving your family undisturbed as they reap the financial and ecological benefits of attic fan ventilation systems.
Unlike many D.I.Y. projects, installing a whole house fan can be quite tricky, and requires a professional. The professionals at Same Day Service Plumbing, Heating and Air will measure your attic, advise whether new attic vents are needed, install the fans, and None of our QuietCool models require a dedicated circuit to operate correctly. All QuietCool models run between 1 to 5 amps and should work fine on all existing services.
Want to discover how much a whole house fan can help your family save each year? Request more information on how QuietCool can make energy savings a day to day reality, with peaceful cooling and substantial long-term financial benefits.