More and more I have been seeing these trucks drive past me with words like “whole house fans” “attic fans” “quietcool.” It didn’t occur to me what this stuff was and how it would benefit me until I was looking to buy a home here in Murrieta. I never heard of these things in Orange County but out here seems like more people use them. While I was house shopping my realtor was talking to me about how great these fans are and how a whole house fan install would save me a bunch of money and cool down my house in seconds!
Yup, you heard right…in seconds. So how does it work? For those that hate reading at the bottom I provided a video that explains pretty well how it works. If you love to read on then let me explain. Traditionally we all mostly use central air to cool down our houses. Obviously the longer you run your ac unit the higher your electric bill will be. On summer days the heat will be so intense that your air conditioner will have to be running all day. Even at night time all the hot air is trapped in the attic and the ac will have to battle that too. When using a attic fan it sucks all the hot air in your house and pushes it outside. While bringing in all the cool air from the outside. So on a hot summer day it won’t help you much but imagine you get home from work and it’s cooling down outside. Thats when you want to use it.
I had Cool Naturally supply me with a Quietcool Fan System. For this past month it has been working great and we have saved a lot on our electric bill. These fans can be very affordable too. I saw some at home depot for around $300 bucks. Here is another story of someone needing a whole house fan in murrieta.