When you’re living in a hot environment, you want to do everything you can in your home to stay cool. This is where the combination of installing blackout curtains and a whole house fan comes in.
Blackout curtains are perfect for blocking out the heat of the sun during the day. And a whole house fan is super for pulling in the cool evening breeze. In the early evening, you can pull back your drapes, open the windows and turn on the whole house fan to bring in cool, refreshing air.
Hanging blackout curtains in your home is a cheap and easy way to block both heat and light from entering your home. These are particularly useful in rooms that get strong sun. Keep in mind that although they’re called blackout curtains, they don’t necessarily have to be black. Blackout fabric comes in a variety of colors and doesn’t need to even be dark in appearance. It’s sometimes lined with lightweight foam or has a core of black sunblock fiber.
You can choose roll-down blackout shades that can be properly fitted to cover your entire window. Blackout liners are also available. If you opt to purchase blackout curtains, they come ready-made in different lengths. You need to be sure to close your blackout curtains well before it gets sunny, so your room doesn’t heat up too much.
Whole House Fans
When you install a whole house fan to go along with your blackout curtains, you can easily create a wonderfully fresh and cool breeze within your home. Whole house fans are far less expensive to run than air conditioning units. Whole house fans are often incredibly quiet too — especially when you chose a Quietcool QC whole house fan, like the QuietCool QC CL-4700 Whole House Fan, for instance.
These fans work by pulling cool outside air into your home via the open windows and can ventilate your entire home within minutes.
So, when you’re looking for a cost-effective and cheap way to cool down your home, look no further than a whole house fan and blackout curtains. Used together, this winning combination produces great heat- reducing results for very little outlay. Additionally, after your initial spend, you can be assured of a cool and comfortable living space for many weeks, months and years to come!
If you can’t stand the heat in your home, installing a whole house fan and blackout curtains could be the solution you’ve been looking for. And, if you need advise on choosing the best whole house fan for your home, give us a call at 1-888-229-5757