How do whole house fans work?
Whole house fans work
IT COOLS, IT VENTILATES, IT EXHAUSTS!
Whole house fans work for you! They are a great and cost effective way to provide NATURAL COOLING for your home. But how does it work? A whole house fan is used instead of running your air conditioner throughout the evening, when you don’t need it, thus providing substantial energy savings. The purpose of the Whole House Fan is to accelerate the natural cooling effect of bringing cooler air from outside into the house via open windows and then flushing the heat out of your living and attic space.
By cooling surface temperatures, the Whole House Fan provides an added comfort that conventional central air conditioners do not provide. This process naturally cools and ventilates your home, which dilutes indoor air pollutants, allergens, odors & excess moisture.
Whole house fans work more effectively in dry, arid climates like Southern California & Nevada and can save a homeowner up to 90% off of their air conditioning bill! More info here. Whole house fans are a great way to increase a home’s market value. QuietCool provides an energy-efficient cooling option, creates a healthier home by getting rid of air pollutants and giving you a quick ROI (typically within 12 months).
JUST FLIP A SWITCH TO COOL AND VENTILATE!
Use 10 TIMES LESS ENERGY than air conditioners!
SAVE 50-90% of your A/C cost!
Traditional whole house fans have been around for decades. While they are effective in reducing a home’s A/C usage they can be extremely loud when in use. The QuietCool System is a “New Generation Product,” based on a proven method of whole-house cooling, which is what makes it the most versatile cooling and ventilating system on the market today!
The QuietCool fans are a multi-fan system that move large amounts of air per fan. A typical system install includes one high CFM fan in your hallway and a low CFM fan in each bedroom.
To calculate the total CFM and number of fans you’ll need to purchase, simply multiply the square footage of your home by 2 or 3. Based on our experience multiplying by 2 may give you a low estimate. Here is the method that we will use for your home:
1 story home: Square Footage x 2.5 = Total CFM
- ex: 1,500 sqft x 2.5 = 3,750 Total CFM
2 story home: Square Footage x 3 = Total CFM
- ex: 3,000 sqft x 3 = 9,000 Total CFM
Finding the proper amount of CFM is important because insufficient air flow will not give the desired outcome. A minimum of ten air exchanges per hour is recommended by the Home Ventilation Institute. Also, insufficient CFM may not produce an adequate breeze, which will quickly cool your home, attic and body temperature.
HOW MUCH DO YOU SPEND EACH YEAR RUNNING YOUR AIR CONDITIONER?
The truth is, electricity prices are constantly on the rise! A large central A/C unit can consume over 5,000 watts per hour! Considering the high cost of electricity makes installing a QuietCool whole house system a smart move. Installing a QuietCool Fan slashes your A/C usage, allowing you to recover the money spent in a very short period of time. This huge savings will ultimately put money back into your pockets instead of the utility company’s!
Whole House Fans Cool & Save Energy
QuietCool Fans can cut your AC cost 75-90% – Our whole house fans draw cool outside air in through your open windows which lowers the room temperature by as much as 10 to 20 degrees. Your open windows serve as intake vents, which allows you to control the air flow by selecting how many and/or which windows you open. This increased airflow throughout the whole house creates a cooling breeze and cools the occupants. Click here for Operating Instructions.
The fresh, cool air passes through the living space and our fans force cool air into the attic which then pushes hot air out through the attic vents. This can lower the attic air temperature by as much as 40 degrees and lower your body temperature by 5 to 10 degrees!
QuietCool fans have a built in damper system that seals the fan openings and keeps out unwanted moisture during cooler months. QuietCool fans are 100% made in the USA and come with a 15-year warranty from QC Manufacturing, Inc. Additionally, the whole house fan system provides many LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) points through the USGBC (United States Green Building Council), the leading authority in Green Building. There are no belts or motorized doors to wear out. The QuietCool motors have lifetime lubrication and are maintenance free! View out our service areas here.