Whole House Fan Blog

  • What are Smart Meters?

    Chances are, the electricity in your home is run by an electric utility and your electricity usage is ran by a meter somewhere in or outside your house. The main function of standard electricity meters is logging your electricity consumption that you'll be using. They're then read by an electrical professional and you're sent a monthly electric bill for what you've consumed.

    Electric companies have started replacing standard meters (analog) with "smart meters."

  • Why Buy from WholeHouseFan.com?

    Why Buy from WholeHouseFan.com?
    Here’s what our “fans” (pun intended) tell us:
  • Solar Attic Fans Vs. Electric Attic Fans

    Attic fans are designed to cool hot attics by drawing in cooler outside air from attic vents and pushing hot air to the outside. You have two primary choices in attic fans: solar attic fans and electric attic fans.  No matter which one you choose, you’ll save money and have a cooler, vented attic.  Here is some information about both of these different types of attic fans.

  • Why Does Hot Air Rise?

    Hot air rises because when the air in your living space is heated, it expands. It then starts becoming less dense than the surrounding air. Just like a piece of wood will float on water since it's less dense than the water, less dense hot air floats into the denser cold air. This floating effect is known as a displacement force or buoyant force.
  • 5 Things to Do to Prepare Your Roof for Autumn

    A roof in disrepair can cause all kinds of damage from mold, mildew, and leaks, to structure ceiling, attic and insulation damage.  Autumn is a great time to “check and inspect” your roof, and make repairs and improvements. Here are five things to do to prepare your roof for fall:

  • 10 Ways To Cool Your Garage

    Most everyone finds utility in their garage. It may be used for storage, vehicles, or a workstation. That said, garages can get pretty toasty during the hot summer months. Keeping that garage cool is almost a necessity, especially if it is used as a workstation. Here are ten different ways to cool your garage during those long warm months:
  • How Does AC and Whole House Fans Compare?

    Let’s be honest. If you live in a warm climate, then you’re always concerned about staying cool when it is 80+ degrees outside. There is nothing worse than your AC unit to stop pumping cool air throughout your home, especially during the dog days of summer. There are some things to consider when deciding if you should use a whole house fan or an air conditioner. Here are the differences:
  • What are the Benefits of Whole House Ventilation?

    Studies show that indoor air can be even more polluted than outdoor air. A whole-home ventilator, commonly referred to as a whole house fan, helps expel indoor air pollutants that might otherwise be trapped inside.

    When many of us think about ventilation, we will immediately think of cracking the window open. Unfortunately, this will only provide us with a temporary fix rather than long term. There are studies that have proven that outdoor air may be less polluted than indoor air. When you have a whole ventilator for the house, it will help expel the pollutants that are trapped inside. At the end of the day we all want cleaner air, here are some reasons why you should keep your air clean.

  • Study Finds New Ultra White Paint May Reduce The Need For Air Conditioning

    Many Americans have found they cannot survive those treacherous summer days without the luxury of air conditioning, but what happens to your electric bill when the air conditioner ends up running the entire day? Your bill skyrockets! Scientists believe this new ultra white paint may reduce the need for air conditioning altogether.

  • Difference Between Blackout Curtains and Thermal Curtains

    Curtains can be more than just a decorative effect in the home if you pay close attention to the interior trim of such curtains. For example, insular lining may help regulate the home’s temperature and dampen external noises.
  • Why is My Upstairs Hotter than My Downstairs?

    If your house is a two-story, it's likely you're aware of how heat rises. But, if you're experiencing different temperatures between your downstairs and upstairs rooms, this doesn't necessarily mean your AC unit isn't working properly. If your air conditioner wasn't doing what it's supposed to, it wouldn’t be just your upstairs that's affected, but rather both your upstairs and your downstairs. Therefore, you should look into other reasons why your upstairs is hotter than your downstairs. Some reasons/causes could be:

  • What to Consider When Choosing a Whole House Fan

    A whole house fan will keep your home cool and you comfortable at a much lesser cost than air conditioning. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a whole house fan is an inexpensive and simple way to cool your home. It provides you with outstanding ventilation, improves evaporative cooling and lowers your indoor temperatures.

    There are several things to take into consideration when deciding on which whole house fan to choose.