Whole House Fans were designed to bring fresh, clean air from outside into your home, replacing the air in your existing home in just minutes. In a time where people are spending more time indoors, it is critical to remove poor indoor air quality that can plague your home.
In many parts of the country, poor air quality has become an epidemic. Every house is a habitat for airborne sickness, VOC gases, stuffy air, germs, and viruses, to name a few. These airborne irritants can remain trapped inside a home for months, contaminating the air and causing illness in your family. When there is a simple solution to this problem.
QuietCool Whole House Fans are precisely that. At the touch of a button, these very effective and whisper-quiet fans can help ease these concerns. When operated, they draw massive volumes of air from open windows, circulate it throughout the home, up into the attic, and eventually out the attic vents. Thermal mass cooling enables your house to totally replenish the air in three to four minutes.
However, relying only on your air conditioner and closing your windows significantly increases the risk of transmitting sickness across your family and house. QuietCool Whole House Fans were engineered specifically to draw clean, cool air from the outside into your house, eliminating the need to continually recondition the same pre-existing air.
These benefits have a significant impact on indoor air quality and ventilation, which experts believe is critical in an era when families are spending more time indoors.
One of the biggest benefits of a whole house fan is the improvement of indoor air quality. During the winter months, most homeowners shut all the windows in their home and run their furnace all winter long. If a family member gets sick, the airborne viruses will stay in the house for weeks, or even months, which is why the entire family will get sick. By running a whole house fan for 5 to 10 minutes a day during the winter months, you will bring in natural, fresh air while removing the old toxic air. The best part is, doing this for a short period of time won’t allow for major heat loss to take place in the home, especially if you run it during the warmest time of the day.
People spend around 90% of their lives indoors. Because of this, the American Medical Association is very concerned with indoor air quality. According to the AMA, 1/3 of our national health bill is caused by indoor pollution. Due to new energy codes, each code cycle makes homes that are sealed tighter and tighter. This is making the pre-existing problem worse because it is getting harder to introduce fresh air into a home.
Now that building codes are approaching Net-Zero Energy very quickly, the next focus for building codes will be clean water and indoor air quality. Whole house fans help solve the latter by just a press of a button.
Immediate indoor health effects may show after being exposed to these pollutants. The side effects of these pollutants could include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. These pollutants can also worsen conditions such as asthma.
Some of these immediate effects are similar to those from colds or other viral diseases, so it is often difficult to determine if the symptoms are a result of exposure to indoor air pollution or simply just another cold. For this reason, it is important to have proper ventilation in your home. Whole house fans replace the air in your home in just 2 to 3 minutes which means introducing fresh, clean, outdoor air and pushing out stuffy, polluted, indoor air.
Long term health effects may show up either years after exposure has occurred or only after long or repeated periods of exposure. To help attempt to avoid these effects, a whole house fan and make your home a healthier and happier place to live!
EPA Report: Indoor Air Quality
High quality top-of-the-line whole house fans, for most homes, are between $1500 – $2500 fully installed, after rebates.