Indoor Air Quality
Oxygen is essential to all life on planet earth. This is why clean air is such an often talked about issue. Without it, life would wither and become unbearable. This is also why bringing outside air into your home is so crucial.
The World Health Organization has declared that air pollution is the world’s #1 environmental health risk and the EPA reports that indoor air pollution maybe 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air, even in major smoggy metropolitan cities.
With a QuietCool whole house fan, you bring in constant gusts of fresh air and clean oxygen whenever you want. This clean air is essential to a healthy life that many people in America neglect. Especially during winter months, homes across the country are left unopened. Terrified of the cold, people rarely allow a window to be cracked and, in turn, trap all of the germs, gases, and smells inside their home.
This trapped air and warped oxygen alter the health of the home and the people residing inside of it. A QuietCool whole house fan is much like a tree in that it filters out all of that contaminated air and delivers a clean and breathable substitute. It does this by quietly grabbing all of the outdoor air and ushering it through the house and out the attic vents. As previously mentioned, outdoor air is much cleaner and less polluted than indoor air.
One key factor that can make indoor air quality so poor is volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs are organic compounds that easily become vapors or gases. Along with carbon, they contain elements such as hydrogen, oxygen, fluorine, chlorine, sulfur or nitrogen. These gases have potential short and long-term adverse health effects. So where do these harmful gases come from? One major source is the cleaning products homeowners use to help eliminate sickness! Many standard home cleaning products emit these VOC gases. This causes concentrations of many VOCs to be consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors.
The American Lung Association says “To provide good air quality, enough air needs to be brought in and circulated so that it reaches all areas of the home. For almost all homes, windows and structural elements contribute to bringing in the fresh air. Many homes have additional mechanical systems to add to the flow. Some sources, such as stoves and bathrooms, need special venting that can remove the pollution they produce. Ventilation above stoves needs to carry the air outside to avoid redistributing pollutants from cooking inside the home.”
In fact, QuietCool whole house fans utilize actual trees as they pull all of the oxygen that they filter naturally. By using simply what nature already creates, QuietCool uses no chemicals. Our whole house fans require an idyllic outdoor temperature for your home. As long as the outside air is suitable, our fans can deliver clean air at just pennies an hour.
The prime time to use a Quiet Cool whole house fan is during the Spring and Summer seasons. Those seasons also happen to be the ones that destroy people’s sinuses with allergies. Pollen, dust, and more clog noses and scratchy throats during these months constantly.
Quiet Cool’s whole house fans can actually help alleviate some of these daily springtime hassles.
If you are wary of the pollen and dust coming into the house, there is also a quick fix for that. Quiet Cool has partnered up with Pollentec. They produce window screens that have the ability to block 99.9% of air pollutants and require just a simple install in order to be extra careful about bringing in outside allergens.
You can find these types of screens online and ask Quiet Cool sales representatives about them.
Also, to use Quiet Cool systems, you only need a few windows open in the house thus only needing to replace a few screens instead of every screen in your home.
So, do not let your home remain suffocated, bring in what nature wants to give you and do it for around the same price as the wind itself.