There are some exhaust fans that go beyond what you have in the bathroom or above the stove. A whole house exhaust fan is a utility that can provide your home with a lot of benefits, and those can go beyond just cooling your home during the summer.
An exhaust fan that can cover the entire house can provide a lot of fresh air, and fast. This exhaust fan is in the attic and sits at the end of flexible ductwork mounted to a centralized vent. When you want to cool your home during the summer, the exhaust fan helps pull all the warm air up and out of the house, then pulls in cooler, fresher air from the outside through open windows or doors.
By relying on the whole-house exhaust fan, you can reduce the need, and the costs, or running your air conditioner. The cost of running the exhaust fan is extremely low, and because it works quickly and effectively, it can be used more intermittently than an air conditioner.
That loud buzz and hum from your air conditioner can also be a nuisance. The exhaust fan is much quieter, not to mention that it is located further away from your living room, up in the attic. There are also models with noise-dampening ducting for even less sound.
Running an air conditioner will cool down maybe one room, or just an area of the house. That can leave the core of your home warmer and make it more difficult to cool when you want it the most. The whole-house exhaust fan pulls air all throughout the house, cooling that larger mass and can keep it feeling much cooler than before.
Even in the winter, a whole-house exhaust fan can provide benefits. When your home stays completely closed up, you can trap in bacteria, allergens, pet dander, and unpleasant odors. The exhaust fan does more than exhaust warm air, but can pull pollutants from the home and allow more fresh air.
Homes with a whole-house exhaust fan can quickly feel the difference, and appreciate all the benefits that come with it after installation, including added comfort and energy efficiency. For more information on how a whole-house exhaust fan can better the air quality of your home, call the professionals at Sharon’s Heating and Air Conditioning today at (734) 425-1415. Our staff is ready to answer all questions you may have.