These are scary times we live in, and many of us are doing everything we can to prevent getting sick. One thing that may be flying under the radar though is how easily bacteria can get trapped in the air within your home. You can imagine how dangerous this can be during a worldwide pandemic caused by an airborne illness. That’s why we are going to tell you about whole house fan systems that can bring clean air in and push pathogens out. We will give you a quick rundown of what a whole house fan system is, what it can do to prevent pathogens like COVID-19 from lingering in the air, and why our whole house fans are the best in the business.
What is a whole house fan system?
The name whole house fan can be confusing, as a whole house fan system is actually less about blowing air than pulling it in. What you will do is open a few windows 4-6 inches, and then turn on your whole house fan. The home ventilation system will pull in the air from outside the home, and push it out through a vent (typically located in the attic). This allows you to change out the air in your home and get rid of any nasty particles hanging around. If you want a more in-depth explanation, you can check out our how it works page for even more information.
How does a whole house fan system help me?
With COVID-19 on everyone’s mind, you are likely wondering how a whole house fan can protect you. COVID-19 is an airborne pathogen that can typically spread through particles in the air (which is why coughing or sneezing seems to have the highest rate of transmission so far). This means that if you live with others or have anyone enter your home, they may bring that pathogen in with them. Unfortunately, some people may have COVID-19 and be asymptomatic (having no recognizable symptoms) meaning the pathogen could be in the air without anyone knowing.
A proper home ventilation system can dramatically cut the risk of you getting infected if the pathogen does end up in your home. It is believed that the pathogen can last in the air for up to 3 hours, giving you multiple opportunities to accidentally touch your face or breathe it in without knowing. A whole house fan will get rid of the pathogen and replace it with outside air. Of course, this is not foolproof, and it may even be possible that the pathogen comes from the outside air into the home. The key thing to remember is that whole-house fans can change the air in your home up to 15-20 times per hour. This means that even if the pathogen somehow does end up in your home (whether it is from a sick family member or outside guest) it will be pushed out very quickly.
COVID-19 isn’t the only thing you need to worry about, however. The air in our homes is often even more polluted than the air outside it (according to the EPA). People tend to think that air pollution is a more prominent problem outside due to car and plane travel, smokestacks, greenhouse gases, etc. However, the reality is that there are many air pollutants found in our homes that will stay there if left alone. When you take a shower, the steam coming from the water can cause mildew and mold to grow on your walls. When you cook, the smoke from the oils can stay in the air for hours after. Even if you clean frequently, chances are dust will accumulate and stay in the air. These and other allergens can lead to a lot of unwanted symptoms like a burning throat, irritated eyes and nose, headaches, dizziness, and a sense of fatigue. In some cases, they could potentially lead to more serious lung diseases (asthma, for example) or even lung cancer. Recycling the air in your home ensures that these pollutants don’t stay in the air for long, and you can rest easy knowing the air that you breathe is clean and healthy.
So why choose us?
If you are interested in getting a whole house fan system, you may be wondering why you should buy from us. Here are just a few things we offer that other companies may not:
Savings – QuietCool systems are much more energy-efficient than traditional A/C systems, saving our customers anywhere from 50-90% of their energy bill costs.
Peace and Quiet – Our patented QuietCool systems are made to be as quiet as possible. You won’t be disturbed by loud noises when the fan is running, meaning you can run it while watching tv, having dinner, or talking to friends and family.
Leading Industry Experience – We’ve worked with many different homeowners with many different homes. We know the ins and outs of what is required for a whole house fan and can tell you what system would work best based on your architectural and personal needs.
If you don’t believe us, you can read testimonials from some of our customers on how the QuietCool system changed their lives for the better.
Hopefully, this has given you a better idea of what whole house fan systems are and how they can benefit you. To receive a quote or ask any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.