WHOLE HOUSE FANS: HOW THEY WORK
An alternative to traditional air conditioning, whole house fans provide cool air throughout the home at a fraction of the price. This natural method for energy-efficient cooling is easy to set up and always reliable during heat spells.
Even though the outside temperature may reach its highest point in the middle of the day, the hottest temperature in a home actually occurs later in the day. This occurs because as the heat increases, it gets trapped in the home and warms it up over time. So even as the sun begins to set and the temperature cools down, there is still heat trapped in the home that keeps the indoor climate hot.
So what do most people do? Turn on the A/C, usually. But when air conditioning has to be run throughout the entire summer, it becomes pricey. This is where whole house fans, with their cost-efficient benefits, become the ideal solution to hot days and expensive electricity prices.
The mechanics behind whole house fans is simple: The whole house fan exhausts the hot air that builds up inside the home during the day to the attic where it escapes to the outside through the existing attic vents. The fan draws in cool air from outside through open windows to lower the temperature in the home. Through a basic air exchange this process removes heat from the entire home, including the roof and walls, creating a cooler environment for when you come home after a long day.
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