Whole-House Fans

Whole-Home Fan Installation in Salt Lake City

Are you ready to kick back and enjoy the coolest, freshest air in your home this summer? If so, you may be a perfect candidate for a whole-house fan system. These amazing devices do an excellent job of pulling fresh air from the outside into your home.

These fan systems are a popular choice for homeowners who want a comfortable atmosphere in their homes without the high cost of traditional AC units.

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How Does A Whole-House Fan System Work?

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Many whole-house fan systems are installed in the attic. The fan removes hot air from the attic and brings in cooler air. The cool outdoor air is then circulated through every living area in your home.

The fans installed in the windows pull air in from the outside, which goes through the attic or the roof. In summer, this normally happens in the late afternoon to early evening, through the next morning.

Whole-house fans have been around for quite some time. They appeared in the 1950s and were used mostly in the South as an alternative to air conditioning.

To this day, many homeowners are turning to whole-house fan systems like QuietCool. This is because this fan-based cooling system offers a variety of advantages that air conditioners simply don’t.

A Better Cooling Effect

Whole-house fans cool your home better than air conditioning. According to the Department of Energy, a whole-house fan installation can provide about 30 to 60 air changes per hour.

This ability to adjust to indoor and outdoor conditions ensures you get just the right amount of coolness when the weather gets hot.

Additionally, models such as QuietCool help cool the temperature by 30 degrees. If it’s 100 degrees outside, you can remain comfortable with it being 70 degrees in your home. Plus, it doesn’t take long for the system to kick in and cool your living space.

For instance, if outdoor temperatures drop from 80 degrees to 70 degrees in a few hours, an AC unit will take nearly four hours to lower the house temp. Whole-house fans get the same job done in less than half the time.

This is good news. When you come in from sweltering heat that feels like a sauna, you want to enter a space that engulfs you with cool, crisp air as soon as possible.

A Money-Saving Alternative

One of the major expenses of home ownership is cooling your home during the hot summers. The hotter it is outside, the harder an AC unit must work. In turn, the harder it works to cool your home, the higher your energy bills.

If you’re looking for an effective way to lower your energy costs without compromising on comfort, invest in a whole-house fan installation. It provides more bang for your buck than an AC unit.

House fans lower indoor temperatures at a fraction of the cost of an air conditioner. According to many home improvement experts, a house fan’s operating cost is one-tenth the cost of air conditioning. Plus, the newest whole-house fan models are very energy-efficient.

In some cases, energy costs are reduced by 80% when homeowners install energy-efficient models. As a bonus, newer fans are environmentally friendly and quieter than older models.

Here’s something else to consider. The electricity an AC uses to cool down one room, a house fan can use that same amount to ventilate an entire home.

Fans operate for eight cents or less every hour and typically use only 400 to 600 watts of electricity. With these kinds of numbers, you can see why whole-house fans are the go-to choice for many homeowners.

House fans provide an excellent long-term return on your initial investment that far exceeds what an AC unit can deliver. With the money you save on cooling your home, you can focus more on heating in winter.

You can install an energy-efficient heating solution, such as radiant flooring. As you see, whole-house fans free up money that allows you to invest in other areas of your home.

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The Importance of Proper Whole-House Fan Installation

There are two kinds of whole-house fans on the market. One is the direct-drive model, and the other is the belt drive. Direct-drive fans are sold through home improvement stores and marketed as do-it-yourself installation systems. Installing DIY house fans sounds good on the surface, but it’s not the best option for a few reasons.

First, these DIY models aren’t as energy-efficient as belt-driven fans. Second, they’re a lot noisier than belt-driven whole-house fans. Third, they aren’t the best if you live in a medium- to large-sized home. Finally, the installation process isn’t simple and involves a great deal of technical know-how and expertise.

Proper installation requires a plan. This itself is a complicated task. Whole-house fans require dedicated circuit wiring. In some cases, old attic vents must be replaced with new ones. Another factor is fan size. The standard sizes range from 24 to 36 inches in diameter.

The size of your home determines whether you need a smaller or bigger fan. To get the right fit, precise measurements of your home’s living space must be taken.

There’s a lot that goes into installing a whole-house fan system, which is why it’s best to hire professionals. At Whipple Service Champions, we have a team of technicians with years of experience.

They also receive hundreds of hours of training every year. This way, they can handle every phase of the project, from drawing up plans to installing the system.

What’s The Difference?: House Fans vs. Attic Fans

Many homeowners weigh the option between purchasing a whole-house fan or an attic fan. The two fan types work differently, and a whole-house fan is the better option.

A whole-house fan installation pulls hot air into the attic. This creates a flow of positive pressure that pushes that air out through the attic’s gables or vents. As this takes place, negative pressure fills the living areas and draws in cooler air through the windows.

Attic fans don’t cool down your living space. Their only function is to force hot air out of the attic. This is why many homeowners prefer whole-house fans over attic fans. House fans provide a substantial cooling effect throughout your home.

Contact Whipple Service Champions for Whole-House Fan Installation

Need more guidance about whole-house fans? Contact Whipple Service Champions. Every whole-house fan system is particular to each home. As such, we’ll create a specific plan for your home so you can enjoy fresh air in any part of the house.

We’ll be glad to provide more information and share with you why a whole-house fan installation is ideal for maintaining a high level of comfort in your home.

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