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5 Benefits of Good Ventilation

Good ventilation may not seem all that important at first glance. When you get down to the heart and soul of it, though, the many benefits good ventilation has to offer, like the five listed below, should make it a priority in your home.

1) Improve Indoor Air Quality
The EPA suggests that indoor air quality in most homes is worse than the quality of the air outside. Unless measures are taken to improve ventilation, like installing a whole house fan, garage exhaust fan and attic fan, you may find yourself struggling with immediate health problems related to poor indoor air quality like irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, fatigue, and dizziness, or long-term effects that include cancer, respiratory disease, and even heart disease.

2) Reduce Moisture
Good ventilation helps to draw moist air out of your home, releasing it outside. Moisture is introduced into the air in your home whenever you prepare meals, shower, wash dishes, or do laundry. Without adequate ventilation that moisture has no escape and becomes trapped in your home to generate mold and mildew problems that compromise the structure and beauty of your home in addition to the health of your family.

3) Temperature Control
Believe it or not, ventilation, properly venting stifling air out of your home, can go a long way toward keeping your home comfortable inside when the world heats up outside. Whole house fans, such as the QuietCool QC CL-3100 Whole House Fan, and attic fans, like the QuietCool Smart Attic Gable Fan, are excellent tools to assist with this as they help to remove the hot air from your home allowing cooler air to circulate better within your home.

4) Protect Respiratory Health
Toxins, allergens, bacteria, and moisture in the air in your home can lead to a wealth of unpleasant allergy symptoms, respiratory illnesses, and even asthma attacks. Good ventilation allows these things to escape your home, clearing the air inside so your family can breathe easier.

5) Improves the Smell of Your Home
There’s nothing quite like fresh air to make a room, or a home, smell clean. Good ventilation can help to remove many of the more unpleasant odors in your home, such as mold, mildew, tobacco smoke, cooking odors, and even pet smells.

The five benefits above are a small sample of the good that adequate ventilation can provide for your home. The key for improving indoor air quality and making your home a healthier place for your family and friends is to keep adequate ventilation in your home a priority.

Looking to improve the ventilation in your home? Talk to one of our ventilation experts here at 1.888.229.5757.

What are Smart Shades?

When looking back, window shades have gone from having to manually pull the cord and twist the stick to open and close your blinds to blinds that can be drawn with a touch of a button. Today, they’ve now evolved into smart shades you can incorporate into your home automation system.

What are Smart Shades?
Motorized smart blinds help you to control both heat loss and solar gain from your home naturally all day long simply by pre-programming times where they automatically open and close. With the help of smart home technology, smart shades actually use the sunlight and temperature to learn when to open and close and this maximizes your HVAC system’s efficiency.

Wireless smart shades work similar to smart LED bulbs where you are able to lower or raise them as a group or individually like the sunset or sunrise. Some smart blinds use either a remote control or a smart app, others use both.

Types of Smart Shades?
Typically, there are two categories that smart shade solutions fall under: retrofit devices and motorized shades. Retrofit devices shoot towards lower prices and normally operate on a simple app-connected motor you feed the strings of certain blinds into which makes them “smart.” These gadgets, however, require continuous loop chain blinds which can be expensive to buy online and hard to find in stores.

Motorized shades are a little more expensive and come with a hub. However, they’re also reliable, self-contained and tend to cooperate better with other smart home technology.

Benefits of Smart Shades?
There are a number of benefits of having smart blinds in your home including:

Convenience: Open and close motorized smart shades with a simple touch of a button, an app on your smartphone or a remote control
Energy Savings: Connect your motorized shades to a smart home hub to reduce how much energy your HVAC system uses
Cost savings: Save money as a homeowner. These shades sense sunny days in the month of January and open up to capture the sunlight heat inside your home and help to reduce your heating bill. Additionally, you can program them to block out the sun during the summer months or open part way on a cloudy day
Smart Home Integration: Use smart thermostats with a collection of data to decide whether the smart shades should open or close to conserve energy
Protect Your Valuables: Protect your floors, furniture and valuable art from the sunlight’s damaging rays with motorized shades
Safety: Keep kids and pets safe with no cords

Now that you know the benefits of smart blinds, it’s also important to know there are other ways you can help with cooling costs as well such as installing a whole house fan. Both smart blinds and a whole house fan working together can really help you save a lot of money on your cooling costs

Understanding Your Home’s Orientation for Optimal Heating and Cooling Benefits

As you design and build your new home, it’s essential you understand how the orientation and location of your home will impact your home’s energy profile. When you combine good orientation with other features that are energy efficient, like installing a whole house fan for example, you can reduce your need for auxiliary cooling and heating; even eliminate it altogether. This leads to lower energy bills, improved comfort, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Home orientation takes account for the sun’s path variations in the winter and summer as well as cooling breezes and other types of wind. Building orientation is where you face your home so it maximizes different aspects of its surroundings like drainage considerations, capturing a scenic view or street appeal.

With the spike in energy costs, how you orient your home can also help you take advantage of the sun’s free energy and lower your energy costs. In fact, you can save up to 40 percent on heating your home by orienting your home towards the sun.

Tips for Proper Orientation of your New Home
We all know the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. During the winter, midday sun is at a low angle and in the summer at a high angle. You can maximize on this by positioning your home so you can take advantage of the sun’s daily and seasonal movements.

 Orient Your Home Longitudinally
This means you should orient your home’s length east-west and orient its smaller width north-south. By doing this, you get the benefits of solar gains during colder months from the south and reduce heat loss on the east and west sides due to the wind.

Plan for Tree Shading
When planning your passive solar design, it’s essential you factor in trees since they not only can provide necessary shade on hot summer days but also can deny natural light in your home when you need it most.

To help with this, you can plant deciduous trees on your home’s south side since in the wintertime they lose their leaves and allow natural light to flow into your home. You can plant evergreen trees on your home’s north side to shade off the summer sun and keep your home cool. If you have existing trees, you should consider their species, age, mature canopy, and growth rate before you orient your new home.

Use an Overhang
The summer sun travels high in the summer sky making it necessary for you to install some type of overhang to cover or shade your windows and block out the sun’s heat when trying to cool your home. An overhang can keep your home from absorbing the sun’s heat and energy in the summer.

Install a Whole House Fan
You can reduce your AC system use and lower your energy bills by installing a whole house fan. A whole house fan is a better option than central or room AC units when you’re looking to be environmentally-friendly.

You can use massing tools and building information modeling in the pre-conceptualization stages of your home’s construction to determine the best size and shape of your home based on the outdoors’s natural conditions.

Learn how a whole house fan works here. Then, give us a call at 1.888.229.5757 to learn more about how a whole house fan can help optimize the cooling benefit

What is Radiant Cooling?

Summer cooling expenses can add up quickly for those who prefer to keep your homes comfortable at all hours of the day and night. If you’re like most people today, you are constantly in search of innovative ways to reduce not only your cooling costs, but also the carbon footprint your cooling efforts leave behind.

Of course, you want to do that without sacrificing your comfort in the process if that’s at all possible. Radiant cooling is a fantastic way to aid in your efforts to keep your cool without breaking the bank – or the planet.

Radiant Cooling
The concept of radiant cooling is quite simple. It uses the knowledge that warm air rises and cool air sinks. In regions where there is relatively low humidity, this is often achieved by chilling panels or beams hanging from the ceiling. When the cold air sinks, it will make the room more comfortable for those who are in the room. In some cases, a dehumidifier is necessary to use along with this method of cooling as it will help to reduce the risk of condensation. While the most commonly recognized forms of radiant cooling are used in the ceiling, it is also possible to have radiant cooling systems in your flooring as well.

Other Cooling Options for Your Home
Another method of cooling your home to consider is the use of a whole house fan. You may choose to use your whole house fan alone or in concert with radiant cooling. Whole house fans are effective at removing moisture and heat from inside the home allowing radiant cooling systems to cool more effectively. This may eliminate the need for air conditioning altogether. At the very least it will reduce your dependence on air conditioning allowing you to cool your home far more cost effectively in many regions of the United States.

When the dog days of summer are bearing down upon you, it is difficult to think of little other than escaping the oppressive heat of the summer sun. Radiant cooling presents a comfortable, cost-effective alternative to use to reduce your dependence on higher cost, higher emissions air conditioning for your home or office.

Use that in combination with other cost-conscious cooling methods, like whole house fans, and you can watch your energy savings grow while taking comfort in the fact that you’re doing something good for your wallet and the planet. Small steps like these add up to valuable savings for everyone.

How to Sleep Cool Without an Air Conditioner

There’s arguably nothing worse that lying in bed tossing and turning and feeling too hot. The summer heat is unfortunately unavoidable for most of us. But, how do you keep your room cool when you don’t have air conditioning?

You might think it’s impossible. We have some hints, tips and tricks to help you stay cool at night when the temperatures are soaring outside. Take a look!

Choose cotton sheets. Dress your bed with lightweight and light colored cotton sheets. These promote ventilation and are breathable.

Make your own air conditioner. Put a pan of ice in front of a fan. The breeze creates a cold mist by picking up cold water from the surface of the melting ice.

Install a whole house fan. A whole house fan is a wonderful substitute for air conditioning. It’s installed on the ceiling between your living space and attic.

Put your bedding in the freezer. Put your sheets in the fridge or freezer for a while before retiring to bed. Even though it won’t last all night, you’ll love the feeling of being enveloped by cold.

Use a cold water bottle. Fill a hot water bottle with cold water and place it in the freezer to create a giant ice pack.

Cover yourself in a damp sheet. Dampen a sheet or towel with cool water. Use this like a blanket to keep you cool.

Apply cold compresses. Put cold ice packs on your pulse points at your ankles, behind your knees, on your wrists, groin, neck and elbows.

Sleep alone. Snuggling up with a partner creates added body heat. Try sleeping on your own if you’re really just too hot.

Drink water. Drink a glass of water before bed. Sweating throughout the night can cause you to become dehydrated

Take a cool shower. Taking a cold shower brings down your core temperature. It also rinses off sweat so you feel cool and clean.

Sleep on the floor. Hot air rises. With this in mind, place your mattress and bedding on the floor or sleep in the basement.

Don’t use the stove. Don’t eat piping hot foods when the weather is hot. Instead, eat cool salads and lighter meals. Legumes, vegetables and fruits are good for keeping you cool. They’re easier to metabolize so your body doesn’t need to produce lots of heat during the process.

There are plenty of ways to stay cool without an air conditioner. Put some of the above into practice today!

Tips to Reduce the Sun’s Heating of Your Home

Not many families like when the sun creeps into their home and heats up their indoor air temperature to the point where it becomes unbearable and uncomfortable. Not to mention, once this heat gets into your home, it stays there until nighttime which can take a long time to cool. The good news is there are ways you can cool your home from the hot rays of the sun by following some tips.

Protect Windows
A main point of entry of the sun into your home is your windows. Even though big, open windows are beautiful and give you outdoor scenery, they can also provide very little protection from the hot sun’s rays which will inevitably heat up your home.

You can protect this from happening by blocking out the sunlight with heavy curtains and drapes. You can also apply a treatment or install a UV film to your windows that will keep these rays from getting into your home. Other things you can do include installing overhangs and awnings over your windows on the outside of your home that will shade your windows to keep the sunlight from entering through your windows.

Reduce Humidity Sources
When you can reduce how much humidity gets inside your home, it reduces the amount of condensation on the coils of your AC unit and lower this heat source which ultimately saves you electricity. There are a number of ways to reduce humidity in your home which include:

Covering pots and pans while you cook.
Vent your clothing dryer outdoors.
Use bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans.
Use a ground-moisture, plastic barrier in crawl spaces to cover bare dirt.

These are just a few ways to eliminate humidity sources.

Use a Whole House Fan
Whole house fans exhaust the hotter air out of your home through your roof vents. If you decide to use a whole house fan, keep your windows open.  Benefits of a whole house fan include:

High Energy Efficiency
Quick Operation
Quiet Operation
Easy Installation
Low Costs for Operating
Reduce your Need for Air Conditioning
Removes Stale Air

A whole house fan draws in the cooler air from outdoors to cool your home down effectively. When you run your fan, typically unless it’s in the middle of summer, there’s really no need to run your AC unit. In fact, it’s really not recommended that you even run your air conditioning unit when you have your whole house fan on since the AC unit’s cooler air will be let outside and the outside air will replace it.

Staying cool, especially in urban areas, can be harder than suburban and rural areas since the asphalt, concrete and steel you find in the city retain all the heat from the sun since the high concentration of buildings block out a lot of the cool breezes which help to cool down the area. By following the tips above, you can help reduce the sun’s heat and cool your home down better without having to run your air conditioning unit all day to do so.

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5 Tips to Cool Down a Hot Garage

Your garage can get more than 20 degrees or higher in heat than the outside temperature during the summer. Then you add on the heat your car brings in from being in the hot sun all day and it can turn your garage into an oven.

You may not realize that this poses a risk. Fire risks are higher with hot garages. In fact, between 2009 through 2011, approximately 6,600 fires were related to a garage causing around 30 deaths and property damage of over $450 million, according to National Fire Protection Association statistics.

Below are 5 tips to cool your hot garage down.

  1. Strategically Place Awnings and Trees
    The sun beats down on your garage all day long making it hot. You can plant trees strategically around your yard to shade your garage. Another way in reducing your garage’s heat absorption is by installing a retractable awning.
  1. Add Insulation in Garage Walls
    Any area in your home can stay cool with insulation. This includes your garage. When your home is under-insulated, it can heat up your home and garage and increase your energy bill. It’s simple to insulate your garage walls yourself if you don’t have them covered in drywall. You can also hire a reputable professional to come in and do the job as well since it could involve electrical work.
  1. Paint and Caulk Garage Door
    You can paint your garage door with a white, off-white, cream or beige color which can repel the rays of the sun and direct heat away from your garage. Any gaps between your garage door and garage frame should be caulked.
  1. Dehumidifiers
    If you are living in a place that is typically humid, it can make your garage feel hotter. You could invest in a dehumidifier which can remove much of the humidity and moisture in your garage making it around 10 degrees cooler. Combine dehumidifiers with ceiling fans and cool off your garage significantly.
  1. Install a Garage Exhaust Fan
    Effectively rid your garage of heat build-up by installing a garage exhaust fan. These types of fans help to lower your garage temperature and refresh the air inside it by drawing in fresh outdoor air through intake vents which you would normally install on the door of your garage. The exhaust fans are typically mounted on your ceiling.

Garage exhaust fans use low power and are fairly energy efficient. They help balance outdoor and indoor temperatures as well as remove condensation from your garage which protects your garage contents. Installing a garage exhaust fan is simple and quick.

These tips will hopefully help you cool your hot garage down to a comfortable temperature which will protect your belongings, reduce your fire risk and allow you to work on projects more comfortably.

Is Your Air Conditioning Unit a Health Hazard?

Air conditioning units can be a fantastic addition to your home in the warm, balmy months. However, have you ever stopped to think that running an AC unit constantly might be doing you more potential harm than good? If you’ve been worrying about the health effects from running an air conditioning unit — not to mention high utility bills, take a look.

Environmental Issues
All air conditioning units utilize refrigerants to keep your home cool. If you have a particularly old model, it might contain CFCs that harm the ozone layer. With our entire society focused on eco-friendliness and saving the earth, these units are best not to be used. Also, if you’re thinking of getting rid of one, check the EPA site, as improper disposal carries a hefty fine of as much as $25,000.

Respiratory Illness
As AC units are dehumidifying, they can cause the mucus coating inside your nose to dry up, potentially enabling airborne viruses to enter your system. In fact, a study printed in 2004 by the International Epidemiological Association discovered that women working in air conditioned offices had more upper respiratory infections that those working in places without air conditioning.

Allergy Issues
When the unit draws in air, it deposits moisture on its cooling coils. If dust gets into the mix, this creates the perfect environment for mold-growing spores. If you don’t thoroughly clean your unit and filters on a regular basis, this can allow mold into the air, triggering symptoms like a runny nose, watering eyes and a cough. If you suffer from asthma, this can also trigger an attack.

Worsening Existing Conditions
Following on from the allergy issues mentioned above, the allergens released into the air by your air conditioning unit can make allergic conjunctivitis worsen, particularly when the filter is unclean or is poor quality. If this is the case, animal dander and dust mites will be blown through, thus polluting your air. Other eye conditions that are affected by air conditioning include blepharitis and dry eyes, as air constantly blowing into a room can make your tears evaporate far more rapidly.

Your AC unit is a bit like a vacuum cleaner. You need to keep it working efficiently by constantly cleaning it and ensuring the filters are in good working order. If they become clogged, whatever gunk and debris they’re clogged by is then blown throughout your home.

It’s much healthier, therefore, to aerate and cool down your home using a whole house fan that draws in cool evening air from outside to cool down your home effectively and safely.

To learn more about the benefits of adding a whole house fan to your home, give us a call at 1.888.229.5757.

10 Tips to Reduce Summer’s High Heating Bills

Throughout the summer months, staying cool can be an expensive business. Your electric bills can skyrocket — particularly when you’re running your air conditioner 24/7. With that in mind, let’s take a look at 10 tips to reduce your bills when the weather is hot.

  1. Window Screens
    Thin mesh solar window screens can significantly stop heat from entering your home. This then saves you money on keeping your space cool.
  1. Landscaping
    Although landscaping can make your home look great, it can also help you lower your electric bill when the weather’s hot. For example, if the sun consistently hits your wall, it can heat up your home. Try to combat this by planting some large trees or tall bushes on the sunward side of your home.
  1. Ceiling Fans
    Run your ceiling fans counterclockwise in the summer months. Setting them to a higher speed should also make your room feel breezier and consequently will make your environment a far more comfortable place to be.
  1. Air Conditioning
    If you do opt to turn on your expensive air conditioning, ensure it’s working correctly and is well maintained to maximize efficiency.
  1. Whole House Fan
    In most climates, this type of fan makes a workable replacement for an air conditioner. Used in combination with other circulating fans and ceiling fans, you should find that the temperature of your home remains comfortable even on the warmest of days. Whole house fans pull in the air from open windows and gets rid of it via the roof and attic.
  1. Circulating Fans
    There is probably no nicer feeling than having a cool breeze on your face and body when the weather is warm. For this reason, it’s a good idea to dot some standard fans around your home to bring you instantaneous relief.
  1. Thermostat Programming
    Remember to program your thermostat so the heating is low in the summer months. It’s surprising how many homeowners forget about this simple thing.
  1. Plugging Air Leaks
    To prevent warm air from leaking into your home, find any air leaks and seal them with weatherstripping or caulk.
  1. Careful Cooking
    During the heat of the day, try not to run heat-generating appliances like your dishwasher, washer or dryer as these will only add to your problems. Use a range hood to extract humidity and heat when you’re cooking or try to eat cold foods as much as you can.
  1. Airflow
    Generally speaking, you need to focus on keeping the air in your home from being still. You should concentrate on pushing the air upwards as hot air rises and can escape through the higher parts of your building. Therefore, using fans around your home is crucial when it’s hot. A ceiling fan pushes hot air up and out when it’s run counter-clockwise.


Don’t suffer in the heat this summer. The tips above will enable you to stay comfortable as well as helping you save money on your bills.

Looking to reduce your summer air conditioning bills? Call us here at at 1.888.229.5757 to learn how a whole house fan system can help.


5 Tips to Cool Your Second Floor

If your home is a two-story home, you might be struggling with a hot second floor. However, you might not even notice this difference in temperature until the hot months of summer. Perhaps you’ve tried turning the air conditioner up hoping that would help only to find that your second floor is still hotter than your first floor regardless of the extra cool air.

It might ease your mind to know that you are not the only homeowner who struggles with uneven home cooling in your multi-story home. In fact, like others, you might think that your air conditioning should cool down your entire home without any issues. However, this is not always the case. This is because, over time, different factors in your house can reduce your AC unit’s ability to cool your home evenly. Things like ductwork problems, system age and dirty filters could be the culprit, but they are definitely not the only causes of uneven cooling.  Here’s what you can do.

  1. Check Windows

Check for leaks in your windows. If you do find you have leaks there are things you can do. For instance, if your windows are single-pane glass, your local hardware stores will typically carry coating systems that you can apply to keep the solar heat from seeping in your home during the summer. You can also try blocking out the direct sunlight buy drawing your shades and drapes.

  1. Ensure Cooling System is Running Efficiently

Ensure your AC unit is running efficiently and smoothly. You should make sure your ductwork is insulated and sealed and your air filters are clean. Ensure your registers are not blocked by drapes, furniture and rugs. Your registers should also be used appropriately. You can close the registers downstairs partially and open up your upstairs so that air is forced upwards. Create a wind-chill effect with your ceiling fans in the rooms upstairs. Ensure there is no dirt or leaves in your outside condensing unit.

  1. Redirect and Control Air with Air Vents

Check for dirty or blocked vents. If your furniture or something else is blocking your registers and vents, it can lead to uneven cooling. Debris and dust buildup can also contribute to this. You can remove dust and debris by vacuuming it out. You can also close up a few first floor vents to redirect air to your second floor rooms.

  1. Properly Insulate Attic

Your attic insulation has a big impact on your second floor. The temperature in your attic typically far exceeds the temperature outdoors and this creates a blanket of hot heat that just sits on top of your second floor. Therefore, you can create a barrier between your attic and second floor with insulation.

  1. Use an Attic Fan and Whole House Fan

Your roof takes a beating by the sun all day long which makes it hard to keep your home cool. Even though you have your AC unit on and it works hard to fight off the humidity and heat, you can actually help by installing an attic fan.

Also, you can use a whole house fan in moderate climates to help reduce your air conditioning use unless, of course, it’s extremely hot outside. A whole house fan creates a cool circulation by suctioning air from different parts of your home and replacing it with the air outside which is cooler.

How to Reduce Humidity in Your Garage

Both your health and your property can be harmed by excess moisture in your garage. When indoor humidity is high, it can cause mildew and mold growth and create a breeding environment for mites. It can also trigger asthma and allergy symptoms. There are steps you can take for reducing the humidity in your garage.

Garage Temperature
You can keep condensation down in the colder months with an electric heater. Propane heaters should be avoided since they create water vapor. Fans are good for the hotter months.

Garage Dehumidifier
You will find a number of dehumidifiers available on the market. Two of the common ones include:

Desiccant Dehumidifiers

Refrigerant Dehumidifiers

Desiccant dehumidifiers are used in the cold season. They work better with lower room temperatures which make them perfect for garages. They have a rotor that absorbs and extracts water instead of the water being condensed on cold coils like the refrigerant dehumidifiers.

Refrigerant dehumidifiers work well in warm places and function similar to an air conditioner. They work by sucking in air moisture and then refrigerate the air into a liquid form collecting it into the unit or letting it out through a pipe. This is how it staves off moisture and mold effectively.

Redirect Exhaust Vents
If you are noticing a lot of moisture in your garage, it could be your dryer vent is directing its exhaust through your garage. Exhaust systems and fans should be venting outside, however, some builders could have them exhausting into the garage to cut expenses. If this is the problem, simply move your dryer exhaust vent to the outside which will significantly cut back on your garage humidity.

Increase Ventilation
An easy and cost-effective way to reduce your garage humidity is to increase the ventilation. You can open up doors and windows in your garage whenever possible which will help eliminate some of the moisture.

Turning on a garage exhaust fan is a better idea. You should have one installed if you don’t already have one. These really help well to eliminate humidity in your garage, but they also work great in cleaning up the air as well. Chances are you store your gases and chemicals in your garage and the fumes can easily seep into your home if you don’t properly ventilate your garage.

Following these recommendations will keep your garage and personal belongings protected from long-term, negative effects of humidity.

Check out the Garage Exhaust Fan QuietCool GA ES-1500, which includes a thermostat, so you can “set it and forget it”.

Will a Whole House Fan Make My Los Angeles Home More Comfortable?

Living in Los Angeles, you probably know it can get hot. One way to cool your house down is to invest in a whole house fan, which is inexpensive and simple to install. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy claims that in most climates, a whole house fan can even be a great alternative to your air conditioning unit for most of the year.

A whole house fan has some significant benefits for you as a Los Angeles homeowner, which is important to take into consideration as you make your decision about investing in a whole house fan.

Whole house fans draw the outdoor cool air inside your home through your open windows. It then exhausts the hot indoor air you have in your home outdoors through your attic. This results in improved evaporative cooling and lower temperatures inside your home. Just take a look at the energy efficiency gained by region.

Advantages of a Whole House Fan
There are a number of advantages of having this type of fan in your home.

Fast Operation
These types of fans work quicker than your AC unit for cooling down your home. It only takes a few minutes for you to begin feeling the cooling effect of these fans. Of course, the outdoor air needs to be cooler than your indoor air for it to work. The results are fresher, cooler air inside your home.

Energy Efficient
When you have a whole house fan, you don’t use your air conditioner as much and you don’t have to use your AC at all during milder weather. This is more efficient on your energy use and whole house fans are more eco-friendly than a central air conditioning system.

Remove Stale Air
State air is removed from your home by the fan which makes your indoor air much fresher. These fans help prevent and remove odors while ventilating your home thoroughly.

These days, whole house fans are engineered to be much quieter. In fact, they are quieter than your air conditioner or other types of fans.

Better for Your Home
Your entire home benefits from whole house fans since they refresh the air and fully ventilate all your rooms, including your attic. In turn, this prevents heat damage to your house, manages the temperature of your home more effectively and reduces the chances of mold.

Now, with that said, you should evaluate the disadvantages as well before making your decision. For instance, whole house fans are not as effective during certain types of climates. They work better when the outdoor temperatures are at least 5 to 10 degrees cooler than the indoor temperatures.

If you decide that you do want to invest in a whole house fan, it should be installed in your attic and therefore, you should make sure you have enough square feet of attic vent openings for exhausting the hotter air when you are running the fan. You will also want to call a Los Angeles professional to come over and evaluate your attic to make sure your attic meets the requirements of a whole house fan. Once installed, you can enjoy the savings and comfort the fan provides and know you can stay cool without affecting our environment.

Have questions about buying or installing a whole house fan in your Los Angeles home? Contact us here at for expert answers to your questions.  1.888.229.5757