QC CL-7000 Whole House Fan Ranked Best for Larger Homes by Popular Mechanics
Whole house fans have moved from being a great addition to a home to a money-saving and green necessity. They can save homeowners significantly on their electric bills, which also makes them an environmentally-friendly feature. Furthermore, whole house fans are extremely effective at cooling down the home and removing indoor air pollutants that accumulate inside the home. Whether you choose a whole house fan to ventilate your home, supplement your air conditioner, or completely replace your AC, you may be wondering which model is best for you.
There are many types of whole house fans on the market. While you may think that you can get any whole house fan, each fan is designed for different spaces. For example, if you have a larger home, you don’t want a whole house fan that can’t properly ventilate the space. And if you have a smaller home, getting a larger whole house fan is unnecessary.
Understanding Cubic Feet Per Minute
CFM, or cubic feet per minutes, represents the amount of cubic feet of air per minute the fan is able to move. As you might expect, the higher the CFM is, the more powerful the whole house fan is. The amount of power requires largely depends upon the size of the space being cooled. Larger spaces, of course, would require larger fans.
QC CL-7000 Whole House Fan for Larger Homes
As we mentioned, if you have a larger home, you need a whole house fan that can effectively ventilate the space. Having a whole house fan that isn’t powerful enough for your home will result in poor ventilation and a waste of money.
The QC CL-7000 is a whole house fan that is designed for larger homes. Popular Mechanics rated it the best for larger homes. It can cover up to 3,462 square feet of space. Blasting air up to 6,924 cubic feet per minute (CFM) with its high-efficiency motor, this heavy-duty fan is designed to be powerful and efficient.
It comes with barometric pressurized dampers that are designed to seal the fan and eliminate the chance of loss of ventilation and cooling between the attic and the rest of the home. Also, it comes with a 10-year warranty so you can rest assured that it's a long-term investment that will last you and your home for many years to come.
However, it should be noted that this is a heavy-duty fan that weighs 94 pounds, therefore it can be a bit more difficult to install on your own. We recommend either getting a friend or two to help you with installation or hiring a professional to get the job done.
All of this considered, we highly recommend the QC CL-7000 whole house fan if you have a larger home that requires a heavy-duty fan to get the job done. While it may be more expensive than other fans, the savings will start rolling in as you cut down on your air conditioning use during those summer heat waves.
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