Whole House Fan Blog

  • 5 Benefits of Installing a New Roof

    Some homeowners these days don't see very many benefits of replacing their roof and often they don't want to invest in a new roof unless they absolutely have to. But, believe it or not, installing a new roof brings numerous benefits. Below are five benefits of a new roof installation.

  • 10 Tips to Hire a Qualified Heating and Cooling Contractor

    If you're looking to hire a heating and cooling contractor when you're doing work on your house, you want the best. Obtaining the right HVAC technician to come evaluate and complete repairs if needed takes the proper research. Fortunately, below you'll learn 10 tips to help you hire a qualified heating and cooling contractor.

  • What Do Energy Efficient Homes Have in Common?

    Obviously our society can't stop using electricity, give up driving, or stop showering. This would be an impossible and extremely ridiculous to even try. However, what society can do is live in energy-efficient homes, which could help make a significant difference on a larger scale.

    You might not realize, but the planet's fossil fuels are getting low. In fact, it's estimated there are just over 115 years left for coal and only a little over 50 for natural gas and oil, according to Our World in Data.  So, could you imagine what it could do if everybody decreased their energy usage by half?

  • What to Know About Smart Landscaping and Energy Efficiency

    A well-designed landscape doesn't just add to your home's aesthetics, but also helps decrease your cooling and heating costs. A well-laced shrub, tree, or vine can act as a windbreak, deliver efficient shade and decrease your energy bills. By carefully positioning trees, it could save you up to 25% of your home's energy usage, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

  • Which Season Is Best for Getting a New Roof?

    The best time for getting a new roof is when you've planned for it ahead and aren't making a rash and fast decision. When you're facing a roof replacement, you'll likely have certain questions like what company is best or what time of the year is best? Will the price be higher in the fall and summer? Here you'll learn some pros and cons to getting a new roof in each season.

  • Is Your Home's Thermostat in the Right Place?

    Your thermostat is an important component of your cooling and heating system. Without it, your air conditioner wouldn't know when to cool your home and your furnace wouldn't know when to heat it.

    The thermostat's job is to read the air temperature in the areas surrounding it and compare it to the temperature you've set for your house. If there isn't a match, the thermostat then will send a signal to your AC unit or furnace to adjust the temperature accordingly.

  • What Are the Three Main Types of Attic Fans?

    In the summertime, temperatures in the attic can become very hot, and quickly reach high temps of 150 degrees F. Attic fans can help ventilate your attic and eliminate the warm air. You'll decrease the heat that could damage your roof and attic fans will decrease the load on your central AC unit. Plus, your entire living space will be cooler by reduced attic heat penetration.

    There are several types of attic fans. In this article, you'll learn the three main types of attic fans.

  • Do I Need to Ventilate My Garage?

    A garage is a multi-purpose room you use to protect your vehicle, store gardening products, make car repairs, and provide workspace for various other home projects. But, it can be difficult to perform these activities in your garage if it's too hot in the summer or if there's a buildup of dangerous fumes in the space. Garage ventilation, in this case, can help.

  • Why a Whole House Fan in Nevada is Ideal

    Nevada's climate is dry. In fact, it's considered one of the driest states in the United States. It only gets around 9.5 inches of rain each year and has a climate that is primarily semi-arid and arid with light rainfall, snow, and plenty of sunshine. Because of this, you may be wondering if a whole house fan will o the job right.

  • Do Whole House Fans Increase a Home's Value?

    These days, whole house fans are growing in popularity more than ever as homeowners opt for more efficient, energy saving heating and cooling options.  And, new homeowners, who are more conscious of their budgets than ever, are reluctant to become dependent on their AC unit as the only option they have to cool their home. 

    What this means is that more individuals are cooling their homes with more natural and energy efficient alternatives, like whole house fans, as they try real hard to be good to both the environment and their wallets.  But, did you know whole house fans can also increase your home's value? Below is a round up of studies showing the energy efficiency of whole house fans and how they can increase a home’s value. 

  • Federal Tax Credit for Solar Attic Fans Extended

    Good news for anyone considering a solar attic fan for their home. The federal tax credit that makes it a much more affordable option has been extended. Originally set to step down to a lower percentage tax credit in 2021, the 26 percent rate of 2020 has been extended through 2022.
  • What is the Weatherization Assistance Program and How to Apply?

     The federal Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) was established in 1976 to help families of low income who didn't have the necessary resources to invest in energy efficiency. The WAP operates in all 50 states, U.S. territories, Native American tribes and the District of Columbia. Funds are used for improving homes' energy efficiency for low income households. It uses advanced testing protocols and technologies available in the housing industry.