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QUIET COOL FANS ARE GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

 

According to the EPA, if too little outdoor air enters your home, pollutants can form to levels that can pose health and comfort issues.

One way to lower levels of indoor air pollutants is to increase the amount of outdoor air coming in. Using a whole house fan is the most effective way to ventilate and cool your home.



There are numerous sources of indoor air pollutants. Some of these pollutants include substances such as gas, kerosene, coal, wood, smoke & tobacco products; furnishings, asbestos-containing insulation, damp carpet, cabinetry or furniture made of certain pressed wood, household cleaning and personal care products, central heating & air conditioner systems and humidification systems; & outdoor substances like radon, pesticides, & other outdoor air pollution. Remember, if you do not allow fresh outdoor air to enter your home, these pollutants may accumulate to levels that may cause health and comfort problems.

In recognizing the energy saving, cooling and ventilation benefits of installing whole house fans, many energy or electric utility companies give rebates to homeowners who buy and install Quiet Cool Whole House Fans. See our Rebate Page for a list. Each company will have different requirements, please see their site for details and availability.


WHOLE HOUSE FANS & ATTIC FANS ARE THEY THE SAME?

Attic fans and whole house fans are often thought to be the same. Yes, they both are installed in the attic and in similar ways provide cooling to your home. The truth is they are very different and understanding how these products work is important, so you can purchase the proper product to help cool and ventilate your home.


ATTIC FAN

Attic fans are installed in the attic near the gable vent and are designed to exhaust hot air from the attic space. Attic fans are designed to remove hot air from the attic space, but do not pull air from the living area. On hot days, the temperature in the attic can be well over 90-100 degrees. The hot attic air gets trapped in the attic, and attic fans can be effective in pushing the hot air out which in turn helps to cool your living space. Attic fans are thought to be helpful in extending the life of your roof structure and other components. Attic fans, especially our new gable attic fan with an energy saver motor, draws very little power, saving energy while working to cool your home. Attic fans can also be effective in reducing attic moisture during cold weather.


WHOLE-HOUSE FANS

A Whole-house system can be used instead of an air conditioner most of the year in most climates. Similar to attic fans, whole-house fans push hot, stale air out of the attic to help cool your home, office or building. However, instead of simply pushing the hot air out of the attic, a whole-house fan pulls cool air into the home through an open window and flushes hot air out of the home via your attic vents. Whole house fans cost much less to operate than air conditioning and are relatively easy to install. Whole house fans cool by providing air flow, ventilation, by lowering attic temperatures. Whole house fans are energy efficient and rebates are available from many energy or electric companies to help offset the cost of installing a whole house fan system. Also, make sure you order and install the proper number of whole house fans based on your homes' square footage.


CALIFORNIA TITLE 24 BUILDING CODE AND WHOLE HOUSE FANS & VENTILATION

Based on the fantastic savings realized by homeowners on their electric bills by using whole house fans to cut air conditioner usage, California State Legislators have now recognized the benefits of whole house fans.

 

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