Reasons a Whole House Fan Can Be Beneficial in the Winter

Whole house fans are all season investments you can make in the comfort, air quality, and overall durability of your home. These are just a few great reasons to make the investment in a whole house fan for your home in the winter.

Increase Ventilation
Ventilation is important in homes of all shapes and sizes and in all seasons. Winter weather is no exception. Ventilation can be instrumental in reducing the risk of ice dams in colder climates as winter approaches. It helps to keep the air inside your attic cooler so that the endless cycle of melting and refreezing is slowed.

Refresh Your Home’s Indoor Air in Winter
The air quality inside your home can be incredibly detrimental to your health and the health of your family. Don’t think it’s all that bad? Think again. According to the EPA, the air quality inside your home, even in high smog areas like Southern California, can be two to five times worse than the air outside. With people spending more time inside in winter, whole house fans can be instrumental for freshening the air and getting rid of contaminants and pollutants.

Vent Contained Odors
Odor control is another critical reasons to consider whole house fans in winter for your home. Because homes today are more energy efficient than ever, they trap things in, including odors. This includes the following, and more:

Cooking odors
Tobacco smoke
Teenage boys
Exercise room
Pet odors

By the time spring rolls around, these odors can render your home uninviting to visitors while you go nose blind to it. Using a whole house fan periodically throughout the winter to vent those odors outdoors can help make your home a far more inviting place for guests.

Reduce Moisture Buildup
Moisture is public enemy number one leading to countless damage to the structure of your home and your possessions. Whole house fans help to draw the moisture outside your home, protecting your home from the destructive forces of unseen moisture.

Ultimately, if you live in a moderate climate, like the climate in California, whole house fans can help you maintain a comfortable temperature within your home throughout the year, especially during the winter months, when it not only helps to maintain the temperatures inside your home, but also keep the air fresh and clear.

Take a look at our selection of whole house fans, and give us a call if you have any questions. 1.888.229.5757