There is no denying the impact whole house fans can have on utility bills and energy consumption in certain regions. The question that remains is how much of an impact can a whole house fan have in your particular region.
The Gulf States
Because of the high humidity in the area, homeowners in the coastal areas of the Gulf States (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida – even the southernmost areas of Georgia though not technically a Gulf State) can enjoy the benefits of more efficient cooling from air conditioners by running whole house fans to exhaust ambient heat from inside the home, and then operating air conditioners.
Other Southeastern States
The remaining areas of the southeast, including non-coastal areas of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and eastern Kentucky can reduce dependence on air conditioning by up to 50 percent by using a whole house fan to assist in the cooling process. This translates to big savings on energy bills.
Some Midwest states, including Iowa, most of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, eastern Pennsylvania, and southern Michigan enjoy even greater benefits from whole house fans by eliminating the need for air conditioning in the home 70 percent of the time.
Huge Swath of U.S.
Then there is a large swath of the U.S. that can greatly benefit by using whole house fans reducing nearly 90 percent of air conditioning usage. This includes states in the Pacific Northwest, The Eastern Seaboard, the northern plains states (Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado), Minnesota, Wisconsin, Vermont, and the northern portions of Michigan, California, and Nevada.
The absence of high humidity and moderate general temperatures in these areas makes it possible to substantially reduce the need for additional cooling from air conditions, and the higher energy costs that involves, by using whole house fans to draw cooler air in while exhausting warmer air and moisture out of the home.
The state of Alaska is somewhat unique in that the judicious use of a whole house fan can virtually eliminate the need for air conditioning altogether.
In addition to the energy savings of whole house fans, they are also vital tools for removing fumes, moisture, and environmental pollutions from the home leaving the air inside your home not only cooler, but also healthier to breathe – regardless of where you live.
While some regions benefit more from whole house fans than others, almost every home can benefit from a whole house fan. Whichever area of the country you reside, give us a call at Whole House Fans at 1-661-775-5979 to discuss the benefits.