What Is A Whole House Fan?
A whole house fan is typically installed In the best location to suit your needs and it is designed to draw in cooler air from outside. We’re fortunate to be located in California’s central valley, since it has a near-perfect climate for use of a whole house fan. Much like you figure an attic fan would operate, a whole house fan then pushes hot air out of the attic. Under ideal conditions, you can open your windows during cool mornings or evenings, turn on the whole house fan and cool your home without the use of air conditioning.
How It Works
A whole house fan pulls air into a home from open windows and exhausts it through the attic and out the attic vents. This provides good home and attic ventilation in addition to a great cooling effect in your home. We recommend installing a system that provides 15-22 complete air exchanges per hour. When used correctly, you can significantly reduce your air conditioning costs and usage.
Q: Should I open all my windows in my home when operating a whole house fan?
A: No, we recommend that you open very few select windows to match the proper net free venting of your home. The best way to use your system is to crack a window on the opposite side of your bedroom or hallway. This causes your fan to pull the air all the way across your bedroom or hallway to help cool your entire home quickly and efficiently.
Q: When should you use your Quiet Cool Whole House Fan?
A: The QuietCool whole house fan system works best in the early morning and evening time. You want to run your system whenever the outside temperature is cooler than the inside of your home. You can also use your QuietCool whole house fan system in the winter during the warmest time of the day for several minutes to remove any odors, pet dander, smoke or any foul smells.
Q: Can I use my fan with Air Conditioning?
A: We do not recommend running your A/C with your QuietCool Whole House Fan System at the same time. It would cool your home but it would be very expensive and not the best solution.
Q: Do I need a dedicated circuit for a Quiet Cool Whole House Fan?
A: 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.
Q: How much venting do I need?
A: Venting plays a huge part on how your QuietCool whole house fan system works to it’s full potential. You can only bring in as much air as you can discharge out of your attic vents. We always recommend at least having 1 SQFT of net free area venting for every 750 CFM in your system.
Q: Will I feel a breeze?
A: With the proper QuietCool Whole House Fan system in your home, you will feel, hear and experience the QuietCool breeze. We believe and tell everyone that our QuietCool systems are a “breeze on a switch.” The QuietCool system will instantly make your skin feel 10 degrees cooler.