The “passive” cross breeze described above becomes an “active” breeze for QuietCool homeowners and this is the key to thermal mass cooling. Passive breezes within a home will eventually cool the ambient air to a comfortable level but will not move enough air to cool the mass within the home.
When correctly sized, a QuietCool system will fully exchange the entire air volume of a home 15-20 times per hour, or about one full air exchange every 3 to 4 minutes. The “active” breeze is how QuietCool thrives.
Mass “cooling” results because the QuietCool system is removing stale, hot air and replacing it with fresh cool air. All of this is occurring at a high rate of speed and volume, 15-20 times per hour, which is why it works so much better than a simple cracked window.
Therefore, instead of recycling hot, stale ambient air through a closed-loop air conditioning system, the QuietCool system is exchanging hot, stale ambient air with fresh, cool outside air, through an open-loop whole house ventilation system… and at a fraction of the cost of running an air conditioner.
Net Effect of Cooled Mass
A “cool mass” home does not reheat as much or as quickly as a “hot mass” home. Within a day or two of installing a QuietCool system, homeowners are amazed when they come home after work and their house is still cool from the night before!
The reason the home remained cool was that the mass of the home had been cooled by a QuietCool system and thus did not reheat as rapidly as it typically would.
QuietCool is truly a revolutionary product that allows people to save money by turning their A/C off and turning their QuietCool system on!