Fall is an interesting season that presents a few unique problems when it comes to keeping your home comfortable throughout the day and night. While most people only think of whole house fans to cool homes at night, there are other ways you can use your whole house fan in the fall that allows you to get more mileage from your investment.
Consider this for keeping your home comfortable long after the dog days of summer have given over to cooler fall weather.
Draw Cooler Daytime Air into Your Home
While many homes use whole house fans at night during the summer to draw cooler air into the home, that doesn’t mean you can only use your fans for coolness at night. In fact, on those in-between days, when it’s just a little bit uncomfortable inside your home but cooler outside than in, you can draw cool air inside your home to offset the heat of the day and daytime activities that might be warming the air inside. This lets you stay cool and comfortable well into autumn without resorting to air conditioning.
Reduce Fall Allergies inside Your Home
When your home is airtight during winter and fall months, it often traps allergens, viruses, and bacteria inside. Using your whole house fan periodically throughout these seasons, whenever the weather allows, helps to remove these nasty, harmful things from your home, replacing them with fresh air instead. This helps to improve the air quality in your home and can create a healthier environment for your family. As an added bonus, your home will smell better too!
Draw Warm Daytime Air into Your Home
Because whole house fans work by drawing the air outside your home into the home, they can be used to warm your house during the daytime hours without turning on your heater. That way your home can remain nice and comfortable well into the evening, this helps you postpone the inevitable turning on of heaters in winter and keeps fresh air coming into your home in seasons when this would otherwise not be the case.
Whole house fans can make your home more comfortable and the air more breathable in almost every season, include the fall. Whether you’re looking for a way to reduce the costs of heating and cooling as winter months approach or you’re looking to create healthier air inside your home, using your whole house fan in fall months can be instrumental.