What are the benefits of a whole house fan?
Whole house fans have many benefits besides just cooling the home and help reducing electricity costs.
Whole house fans work great to improve the indoor air quality of a home by exhausting and ventilating the hot, stuffy and polluted air in the home.
Many homeowners think that the air outside is dusty and dirty and oppose to opening their windows. However, according to the American Lung Association, the air inside the home is up to 2-5 times more polluted than the outdoor air. This is due to the chemicals that are used in the home, pet dander, germs, allergens, etc.
This means that when a homeowner is running their whole house fan, they are getting rid of the polluted air inside their home and replacing it with cool, fresh outdoor air. We have even had customers state that their allergies went away when they installed the whole house fan!
Many homeowners also think their house will get dustier by running the whole house fan. However, due to the amount of air a whole house fan moves when properly sized to the home, dust does not have any time to settle in the home! Most customers, even in the dustiest of areas, do not notice a big increase in the amount of dust in the home.
For homeowners that are still concerned with bringing in dust or allergens, there is a new product, called PollenTec that is designed to block 99.9% of dust and allergens. The screens are very easy to install, simply replacing the standard screens already installed in the home. Also, since whole-house fans only require a few windows to be open, homeowners do not need to replace every screen in the home! The screens will also help tint the windows much better keep your home cooler.
Many customers love a whole house fan because they can get rid of cooking odors, like fish, in a matter of minutes!
Some homeowners are even able to smoke in their home because they have a whole house fan to exhaust the smoke and odor!