Whole House Fan Blog

  • Home Efficiency Audit Needed Now More Than Ever

    Staying warm this winter is going to be more expensive than ever for most homeowners. Almost half of American households that use natural gas to heat their homes are expected to spend 30% than they did last winter, according to the Winter Fuels Outlook 2021 report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Those who use electricity are projected to spend an average of 6% on heat, and the minority of people that use propane and heating oil could see increases in spending up to 54%.

  • January is National Radon Action Month

    January is national radon action month. It’s a month dedicated to learning about the dangers of radon, spreading awareness of these dangers, and taking action to protect yourself from radon in your home.

  • HVAC Prices Expected to Rise in 2022 Amid Inflation

    Rising rates of inflation mean your cash in hand may not be worth as much as it was a year ago. Many companies have already started increasing their prices to account for the devaluing dollar, and you’ve likely seen this in some of your shopping trips, particularly in the price you pay for groceries.  Across the board, retail prices have increased, and will likely continue to increase along with the inflation of the US dollar.

    This year, inflation has had its greatest annual increase since 1982. In November of 2021, the Consumer Price Index rose to 6.8%.

  • The 10 Best Plants 0f 2022 for Cleaner Indoor Air

    Anyone who's taken a biology class knows that one-way plants benefit us as humans is that they breathe in the carbon dioxide in the air and release the oxygen that we breathe. Well, that’s not the only way that plants benefit us. Did you know that plants actually filter the air around us and can remove toxins, providing us with cleaner air? It’s true, not only do they give us oxygen and spruce up a dull room with lots of life, they can actually make our environment healthier!
  • Quiet Cool CL-3100 Whole House Fan Wins “Best Overall Whole House Fan”

    Buying a whole house fan is the best step you can take toward properly ventilating your house. Not only will it provide you with cool air during the summer months when you need relief the most, but it also replaces the stale, polluted air in your home with the clean, fresh air outside. Plus, it’s a much greener and cost-effective alternative to an air conditioner.

    Now that you’ve made the right choice to purchase a whole house fan, you may be asking yourself which one to get. In this article, we will be discussing the merits of the QuietCool QC CL-3100 Original Fan, which won the title of “Best Whole-House Fan” on bobvilla.com ―and it’s available right here on WholeHouseFan.com!

  • 7 Tips to Prevent Garage Fumes from Seeping into Your Living Space

    Indoor air pollution can find its way from your garage into your living spaces, creating poor indoor air quality. Fumes and gases can come from mowers, paints, turpentine, cars, and other things you store in your garage. They can find their way in through doors, gaps, ducts, and other spaces. Even worse, carbon monoxide from your garage can leak into the house and set off your carbon monoxide detectors. Luckily, there are some things you can do to prevent garage fumes from seeping into these living spaces.

  • Attic Fan Vs. Ridge Vent

    Maintaining proper ventilation in your home is essential to keeping a house cool, and avoiding problems like mold and rot in your attic and ice dams on your roof. However, you may not know whether or not you require an attic fan or if your ridge vents are doing the job.

    For example, when your attic is large enough that the passive soffit and ridge venting are unable to effectively dispel trapped heat, an attic fan should be able to improve circulation. Additionally, if your roof’s design doesn’t include the right number of vents to keep up with the heat cycle in your home and there’s no good way to add more, an attic fan is the best solution.

  • How to Prepare Your Attic and Roof for Winter

    There are a lot of things to consider when preparing for winter. Your attic and roof are one of the things you should prioritize when the colder months get closer. While many people may not give much thought to their attic and roof during winter, preparing your attic and roof for winter is very important, as it can save you from spending on excess heat and future repairs. Below we will discuss how to prepare your attic and roof for winter, and why.

  • Tightly-Sealed Home Vs. Drafty Home: Pros and Cons of Each

    Modern homes are more tightly sealed than ever before. Drafty homes, on the other hand, are yesterday’s children in the home-building world. Airtight homes are considered models of efficiency while drafty homes allow energy to escape every time the thermometer rises or dips, costing the homeowner greatly.

    There are many advantages to having airtight homes, but there are also some lesser-known drawbacks. So, what are the pros and cons of tightly-sealed homes and what can you do, as a homeowner, to bridge the gap?

  • The Best Attic Fan for Maximum Ventilation

    The best attic exhaust fan complements a whole house fan. Together, they will effectively remove hot air from your home and improve your indoor air...
  • Save Money on Electricity Bills with a Whole House Fan

    If you live in a place where it’s almost always warm and sunny, you may be relying too much on your air-conditioning unit to keep cool and comforta...
  • Reasons to Use Whole House Fan during Winter

    Whole house fans draw in and circulate fresh air throughout a home, providing an inexpensive cooling effect when the weather outside is cooler and less humid than the weather inside. The fresh air circulating in the home also dilutes any airborne contaminants.