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How a Whole-House Fan Will Help You This Summer

Monday, April 24th, 2023 at 11:00 am

If you’re looking for ways to keep your home cool without spending more on energy costs, a whole house fan is a great option.  It’s something we can add to your home that complements your air conditioner and increases your family’s comfort during our hot, uncomfortable summers. 

If you are interested in whole house fan installation, our team can help. We can visit your home and explain how a whole house fan works, including installation and operation. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about how this investment can increase the value of your home and save you money on utility bills, all while enhancing the comfort of you and your family. 

How Whole House Fans Work

When you have a whole house fan installed by a professional HVAC company, it works by bringing fresh air in from the outside. While it does not make the air cold like your air conditioner, it does help to remove some of the heat before blowing it into your home. The idea is that a whole house fan aids in making your home feel cooler while also circulating fresh air in so that your home’s air doesn’t feel stale. 

Attic Ventilation 

If you’ve ever climbed up into your attic in the middle of summer, you know that it can feel intensely hot and humid since it is not typically a climate-controlled area of your home. A whole house fan exhausts air into the attic, which helps with ventilation and also improves cooling in the climate-controlled zones of your house. 

Fresh Air

The primary goal of a whole house fan is to improve indoor air quality. A whole house fan constantly cycles new air into your home while cycling out stale air. This can help to eliminate bad odors and also get rid of microscopic particles like viruses and bacteria that are in your air. 

You may not even realize that the air inside your home gets stale, but once you feel the difference that a whole house fan can make, you will understand. It’s basically like opening all of your windows and doors to let in the fresh air, but without having to worry about conditioned air escaping or bugs and pests getting in.  

Cooling

A whole house fan does not cool the air in place of your air conditioner. But it is a great complement to your air conditioning unit. A whole house fan can make your home feel cooler, so you can set your thermostat a few degrees higher and save on energy costs. The addition of a whole house fan is also a sound investment in your home’s resale value.

This is also a great way to lighten the load on your AC unit so it does not take on as much wear and tear. Investing in a whole house fan can save you on your monthly energy bills and extend the life of your air conditioner so that you don’t have to replace it as soon. 

Where comfort and technology come together. Contact the California Indoor Comfort team today to schedule an appointment for a whole house fan installation.

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