Combining a whole house fan with AC to do much of your cooling can save a lot on energy costs. It is an efficient and environmentally green strategy. In past times, we got used to throwing the previously cheap electrical energy at our cooling issues. However, times have changed and we need to explore and re-explore other options. Equipment like swamp coolers and fans have long been relegated to those who could not afford the luxury of refrigeration units such as air conditioning. However, now that energy costs have soared and the economy has tightened up, new applications and upgrades of old technologies have been brought forth. The whole house fan is such an application.
How a Whole House Fan Works
Essentially, it is a large fan unit usually placed somewhere in the ceiling in a strategic location, or a split unit with some ducting and venting that allows air to be pulled through the house, into the attic, and vented into the outside. It has two basic functions:Read More »