Whole House Fan Blog

  • Causes of Attic Mold

    Like basements, attics are a common area in homes for mold to grow. Attics tends to have the perfect conditions (humid, hot, wood sheathing which makes an abundant food source) for mold growth. Even more, many homeowners don't tend to go up into the attic that often, therefore, the mold issue often goes undisturbed, even for years. Below are five causes of attic mold.
  • Cool Nights in Fall are Perfect for Whole House Fans

    Back in the day, the primary source of cooling was whole house fans. This was prior to the common use of residential air conditioning. In the ideal conditions, whole house fans continue providing homeowners with a great option for cooling when they're looking to avoid running their AC units all the time. And, fall is one of the ideal times to realize the benefits of a whole house fan.

  • Benefits of a Solar Power Attic Fan

    When your mind thinks "rooftop solar" the first thing that likely pops in your mind is panels. But, another type of solar that could benefit you from installing on your roof is a solar attic fan. Solar attic fans are standalone, small rooftop devices for ventilation the sun powers.
  • When Do Southern Region Homeowners Use Whole House Fan?

    Living in the southern region, like Southern California, there's nothing worse than having to come home after a long day at work to a stuffy and hot home.  A whole house fan is an effective method of cooling down a home while being friendly to your energy costs budget. It's an effective, but simple ventilation system that will keep your home comfortable and cool all year round.
  • Attic Fans Are Not the Same Thing as Whole House Fans

    While both a whole house fan and attic fan helps to ventilate, each has their own distinct purposes. So, what is the difference between them?

    Here's a look at the differences between the two.

  • Using a Whole House Fan as a "Pre-Chiller"

    When the heat of late summer is here, it seems your only solution for the hot, sticky and muggy days to follow is your air conditioner. However, you might be surprised to learn your air conditioning unit isn't the only way for you to keep your home cool. There's another way to cool off your home and help you save money as well — a whole house fan.

  • Air Quality Benefits of Whole House Fans

    Along with saving money, there are numerous air quality benefits to your indoor comfort and health when you use a whole house fan. Your air quality is the most important benefit. Materials, modern buildings and chemicals create genuine health issues if you allow them to accumulate. An essential benefit of using whole house fans is indoor air quality (IAQ) improvement.
  • What is Free Cooling?

    Free cooling, also known as thermal mass cooling, is where warm, stale indoor air is replaced with the cool, fresh outdoor air. This can be done by using a whole house fan. Whole house fans draw in the cool night air, precooling your home overnight to decrease your use of your air conditioner during the day.

  • Is It More Efficient to Drive With Your Windows Down or Up With AC On

    Driving in a hot car on a very humid day is no doubt uncomfortable. And, as summer hits its peak time and the temperatures increase, chances are you're going to turn to cranking up the air conditioner in your car. However, if you're looking to save money and fuel, is turning the AC on a good idea or would rolling down the windows be a better choice?

  • Is It Time to Replace My Air Conditioner?

    If your air conditioning unit is over 10 years old, you should consider replacing it, according to Energy Star. If you lived in a perfect world, you could wait 10 years (maybe even 15) before replacing your unit, but like with any type of mechanical equipment, air conditioners can wear out and need replacing sooner than their expected lifespan. So, should you start considering replacing your AC unit? 
  • Working at Home Without AC? What Are Your Options?

    If you're working at home now during the dog days of summer, chances are you're working in a very warm environment. That could be because you either have no air conditioning, or if you do, you know how costly it can be to run your AC all day long and you don't want to crank up your energy bills.
  • What We Know About Air Conditioning and COVID-19

    As cases of COVID-19 continue to rapidly rise throughout the South, researchers think there might be an essential, but overlooked factor in the virus spreading in the region. This factor is air conditioning.