Keeping your home cool in the summer can require a lot of effort by your cooling systems, and use a lot of energy. One solution to both remove heat from your home and reduce the amount of energy used is to install a whole house fan. Call Aloha Heating & Cooling to learn more about how these units work and to schedule installations or repairs. We provide flat-rate pricing to our customers in Auburn, CA.
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What Are Whole House Fans?
Whole house fans can help reduce the temperature of your home by removing heat from your property. These large fans are typically installed in the attic and are connected to the attic vent, which is where hot air from inside your home leaves the property.
There are three main types of fans:
- Standard fans: These are the largest variety, allowing them to remove heat quickly. However, due to their size, they can also create a lot of noise.
- Insulated fan: These fans have an insulation feature. This can help block out cold temperatures during the winter months.
- Inline fan: These fans can cool your home and reduce heat loss during winter. Connected to the attic vent, they can remove hot air from inside the house and force it through the attic vent. They have damper doors to stop warm air from exiting during the cold months to reduce the amount of heat lost.
How Whole House Fans Work
Whole house fans pull cool air from open windows and doors in your home and push hot air out through the attic vent. To properly cool your house, the outdoor temperatures must be lower than the indoor temperature. This can be achieved when homeowners keep their windows or doors open in the morning or at night – when temperatures are lower. This brings cool air into the property, keeping the house at a comfortable temperature and reducing the heat load. The whole house fan can remove the excess heat and help keep the home cool.
Your air handler is key to keeping your heating and cooling systems functioning. When it malfunctions, call us for air handler services.
Ways to Save Money With Whole House Fans
Whole house fans can help you save money. These units use less energy than central air systems do, so the more households can rely on them to cool their house, the more money they will save on their utility bills.
Whole house fans can also assist AC units in cooling your home. By helping to remove excess heat from the property, it can reduce the amount of work your air conditioner has to do to reach a comfortable temperature in your home.