The Pros of Installing a Whole House Exhaust Fan
Save electricity: Whole house exhaust fans only use up-to 1/15th of the amount of energy an A/C unit uses.
When used properly whole house ventilation fans can actually cut your ac bills all the way down to nearly zero. (Personal comfort levels dictate how much you spend on cooling.)
Save money: Whole home exhaust fans save you money!
Whole house fans save wear and tear on your expensive AC system.
Quiet Cool whole house fans last nearly forever and are virtually maintenance free.
Ventilate: Whole house fans ventilate all the stale, dirty air inside your home with clean cool outside air.
They are a breeze on a switch that can ventilate your entire home on demand.
Many homeowners have no idea that indoor air quality is often much lower than outdoor air quality. I wrote a short blog post here with more details.
The EPA has published a complete booklet on the subject you can read here.
Whole home exhaust fans are the best way to cool your home naturally and affordably.
Ventilating your home with a whole house fan has been proven to reduce cooling costs dramatically in summer months. In California we have a desert climate which experiences large temperature changes from day to night which makes it the perfect environment for a whole house ventilation fan. Once the sun sets cool air can be drawn into your home with the flip of a switch! Just shut off your central AC system and enjoy the savings! Temecula, Murrieta and Fallbrook are perfect locations to benefit from installing a whole home exhaust fan!
Just how much electricity do whole house exhaust fans save?
Typically a homeowner will use their whole house fan to ventilate the home for 2-4 hours in the evening during the summer months. For a 500-watt fan, this would equate to about $.60 - $1.20 per day! (Using energy rates at $.30 per kWh).
This equates to about $18-$36 per month. A whole house fan uses up-to 1/15th of the amount of energy an A/C unit uses.
We have seen whole house fans installed in the Murrieta, Ca area bring cooling bills down by 50% on average!
A Fallbrook home owner was able to completely eliminate their cooling bills except for the occasional week or two in August and July with their whole house exhaust fan.
Look at what the power companies are saying about whole house fans:
- The U.S. Depart. of Energy says:
“Whole house cooling using a Whole House Fan can substitute for an air conditioner most of the year in most climates”
- So Cal Edison says:
“Whole House Fans are the number one energy-saving device available.”
- Pacific Gas & Electric Company says:
“The Whole House Fan is the single most effective tool to reduce your energy bill”
How good is the ROI on whole home exhaust fans?
Whole home ventilation fans have one if not the quickest ROI (return on investment) of any energy saving product on the market!
QuietCool whole house fans with a PSC motor (Trident and Classic) have an ROI average of 2 ½ years & the Stealth has an ROI average of 3 ½ years. QuietCool has one of the fastest ROIs of any green energy product on the market today. With solar, insulation, and upgraded windows having a 10+ year ROI, QuietCool is a simple choice.
The reason these whole house ventilation fans are able to recover your initial investment so quickly is due to several factors:
As mentioned in the Los Angeles Daily News energy prices are only going up so anything we buy now to lock in savings only gets better as time goes on.
Our climate in Temecula and surrounding area is perfectly suited for a whole home exhaust fan!
The new motor technology. The Trident Pro and Stealth Pro are similar in function. The main difference lies in the motor technology. The Trident model uses a PSC motor, which offers standard energy efficiency, while the Stealth model uses an ECM motor which is extremely energy efficient. The difference between the two is similar to a hybrid vs non-hybrid vehicle; both are very efficient with one being more efficient. The Stealth model will save you more money in the long run.
Call us today for a free no obligation quote on installing a whole house exhaust fan!