Whole House Fans Cool Down Hot Upper Level Bedrooms
Your home’s upper level rooms can become very hot in the summer months, particularly the bedrooms upstairs. Long, hot summer days can make a heat trap out of a two-story home since air tends to rise.
HVAC systems are designed for optimizing the heat for any weather climate. But, there is inadequate ducting for moving cooler air into the hot bedrooms. Add in poorly insulated attics which accelerate heat build-up dramatically during the day, and you are sitting like a roasted chicken.
Combine inefficient AC and heat build-up and you can expect to not cool off in your bedroom until the approaching morning. This results in you lying in bed frustrated, hot, and sweating even when temperatures outside are pleasantly cool.
Attempting to run your AC on the lowest setting possible or turning your basement into a refrigerator is an expensive fight for this problem. The good news; there’s a solution to this problem. The solution is a whole house fan.
Defining a Whole House Fan
Simply put, a whole house fan is used to ventilate and cool your home. It isn’t a new concept. In fact, it’s been around for quite some time now. The whole house fan exchanges the hot air, odors and moisture in your home with cooler, fresh air that is drawn in from the outdoors. It’s an efficient way of creating a cool breeze in your house and achieving proper attic ventilation. This fan works quietly, quickly, and efficiently.
The Difference Between a Whole House Fan and AC Unit
The outside air is drawn into your house by the whole house fan in order to cool it down. It does this as it also pushes the hot air outside and ventilates the home. An AC unit continuously recycles indoor air and cools it while it is being recycled. This process doesn’t properly filter stale air.
Benefits of a Whole House Fan
The whole house fan utilizes as much as 90 percent less energy than the AC unit. Plus, when mornings and evenings are cool, they may even be able to replace your need to use the air conditioner.
With today’s enhanced technology, the modern whole house fans are easily installed by a DIY handyman or contractor in a few short hours using only a few essential tools.
High Energy Efficiency
Whole house fans are more environmentally friendly than window or central air conditioning units.
To sum it up, your entire home is cooled down quickly and effectively when you use this type of fan. When you operate it in the morning, evening or night during the hot summer, it can often replace your need for air conditioning. In fact, you shouldn’t even use AC simultaneously with the whole house fan since the cool air being let out from the AC unit will be wasted away outside and replaced by outside air.