Many homes struggle with controlling their indoor temperature. Small home improvements such as adding insulation in your attic or replacing your skylight can help to improve the temperature control capabilities of your home. While these improvements certainly help to improve the temperature control and energy efficiency of your home, they are just drops in the bucket. If you’re seeking to maximise the full potential of your home, then you should consider a whole house fan. You will instantly see (and feel) the massive benefits of choosing a whole house fan as your cooling method. The following points outline some of the major benefits that come with using this sort of ventilation system.
Greater Energy Efficiency
In order to maintain a consistent temperature in your home, you will first need to improve your household’s energy efficiency. The more efficient it is, the more it will keep the inside air from escaping and prevent the air outside from entering the home. A whole house fan is a highly energy-efficient product and will help to improve the energy efficiency of your home.
Other cooling systems – such as central air systems or smaller air conditioning units – tend to need a considerable amount of electricity to operate, causing power bills to skyrocket when used frequently. Whole house fans are able to complete the job without consuming too much electricity, allowing homeowners to use the system all year round without greatly affecting the amount on the power bill every month. It’s estimated that central air conditioner usage can cost up to 25% more, which can amount to hundreds of dollars worth of electricity over the whole summer season.
Whole House Fans from Solatube cool the home and roof cavity by up to 30 degrees Celcius, which allows the home to stay cooler the following day (the principle of Thermal Mass Cooling). This also helps reduce home cooling costs compared to air-conditioning.
Temperature Control that is Fast Acting
When you’re trying to cool your house down, you want it done as quickly as possible. Central air conditioning units are good at cooling your home, but it can take some time before you feel the obvious cooling effects. A Whole House Fan will take 10-15 minutes to cool your home, offering you far quicker relief from the heat.
This is because the ventilation system pulls fresh, cool air from outdoors into the living spaces through the windows, and pushes the stale, hot indoor air through your roof cavity and out the roof vents. Unlike air-conditioning which recirculates air and doesn’t extract hot, stale air, A Whole House Fan provides natural fresh air throughout the home. This system creates a constant flow of air that is highly effective in cooling large areas.
A Whole House Fan will not only save you money on operating costs, but it is also an affordable option compared to other products in the temperature control market. The cost of the actual product is often far more economical than that of a regular central air-conditioning unit. In fact, the average costs of a Whole House Fan are as little as 10% of the price of a central air-conditioning unit.
Cleaner, Healthier Air During Winter
During the winter months, the air in your home gets trapped creating odour build-ups and leaving stale, unhealthy air indoors. Solatube’s Whole House Fan quickly removes the stale air and replaces it with fresh, clean outdoor air. This process happens so quickly it won’t even make your house cold. The intelligent design of a Whole House Fan produces a healthier indoors for you and your family during the cooler months.
If you would like to know more about Whole House Fans as a temperature control and ventilation system for your home, get in touch with the daylighting and ventilation experts at Solatube. We also have room and solar roof ventilation systems. Call us on 13 16 19 or 1800 131 619.