Summer is almost here and with the change of seasons, temperatures are starting to climb. In some cases, more than we may be accustomed to in our region.
If you are thinking about installing air conditioning or just wanting to lower your summer utility bill, whole house fans are very popular in Northern California, where even on the hottest days, nights usually cool down. Cool nights and warm days are the optimum environments for whole house fan benefits.
Whole house fan cooling can substitute or supplement air conditioning most of the year here in California. Specifically, whole house fans are deemed so effective that since 2014, they are required in new home construction in California zones 8-14.
Maybe you have a swamp cooler that is helpful for cooling, but not quite adequate. A whole house fan could add cooling for a fraction of the cost of a duct-ed air conditioning system. Whole house fans combined with ceiling fans and other circulating fans provide acceptable summer comfort for many families, even in hot weather. Whole house fans are also a solid complement to air conditioning, providing an energy efficient option for very significant energy savings. In some instances, whole house fans can work in conjunction with the ducts of your central heating and cooling system with minimal adaptation.
How Whole House Fans Work
The whole house fan pulls air in from open windows and exhausts it through the attic and roof. It provides good attic ventilation in addition to whole house cooling. Whole house fans provide dramatic cooling in summer and also are a fresh air source year-round, removing stale air and many allergens and potential toxins that settle indoors.
Byers installs Solatube whole house fans and in most cases, can complete an installation in 2 hours that will cool your whole house through air exchange in just 3 minutes. Modern, efficient Solatube whole house fans are quiet and non-disruptive.
From now through June 30, 2018, get an extra $100 off your whole house fan installation if the installation is done in the same visit as the estimate and inspection.
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Contact Byers for a free in-home consultation and stay cool for less this summer season.