There's nothing worse than having your energy bills rise dramatically during the summertime because you're running your air conditioner. There's a reason why you suffer through high energy bills because your desire to be comfortable in your home far outweighs the price of paying to use your air conditioner. Luckily, there's something you can do about it which will keep your home cooler longer during the day, help improve the air quality that you breathe, and most importantly, it can lower your cooling costs by up to 90% during the summertime.
The solution to enjoy your summer more is a whole house fan. If you're unsure how this great device works, here are six reasons why a whole house fan may make sense for your home.
1. Cools Quickly
The hardest time to cool down your home is in the late afternoon / evening. That's because your attic has spent all day heating up and now that hot attic temperature is transferring into your home. As soon as the temperature outside gets cooler than your home, this is the perfect time to use your whole house fan. By pulling in cool fresh air, not only does it cool your home quickly, but it also pushes the hot air out of your attic through your ventilation. A whole house fan can cool your home faster than your air conditioner by 10 degrees or more, making you comfortable in your home longer instead of recirculating stale indoor air.
2. Save You Money
Your air conditioner on average is 44% of your utility bill. This is why you see your bill rise so dramatically during the summertime. By using a whole house fan, it can cool your home for less money than your air conditioner. Also, because a whole house fan cools your attic, it takes longer for your attic to heat up during the day which keeps your home cooler longer and reduces the amount of time you need to run your air conditioner. A whole house fan can lower your cooling costs by 90%. 1
3. Breathe Cleaner Air in Your Home
According to the EPA, your indoor air quality is 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air. Your whole house fan can suck out trapped pollutants, pet dander, germs, gasses, cooking odor, and stale air which is replaced with fresh outdoor air, making your house a more healthier home to live in.
4. Prolong Your A/C Unit's Lifespan
Everyone dreads the day their air conditioner goes out. Most people don't have $15,000 lying around to prepare for that day. A whole house fan reduces the amount of usage your air conditioner gets which can prolong the lifespan of your air conditioner and can save you money in the long run.
5. Quiet Operation
You may have heard a whole house fan sounds like a jet engine when in operation. This is not the case anymore. The whole house fan we recommend is QuietCool which uses a patented technology that keeps the fan further away in your attic, so you can enjoy the benefits of a cool home and a quiet system.
6. Keep Your Home Cooler Longer
As mentioned before, the whole house fan cools your attic which has a dramatic impact on how long your home can stay cool. A whole house fan can keep the core mass (the structure, attic, contents, etc.) of your home cooler much longer by as much as 30 degrees based on the Thermal Mass Cooling. Another benefit is the whole house fan cools all the surfaces inside your home which helps keep your home cooler longer during the day, increasing your comfort and lowering your energy bills.
If you want to learn more on how a whole house fan can benefit your home, watch the video below.
If you live in California, you may qualify for utility program discounts to install a whole house fan.
Request an appointment with Synergy Companies to receive a free inspection of your home.