Attic Fan / Whole House Fan
A Whole House Fan / Attic Fan May Be Enough to Keep Your Home Cool
One of the best things about living in California is the fantastic climate. Unlike other parts of the country, it is not necessary to constantly be running either the heat or the air conditioning. That said, it does get warm and solutions are needed. Instead of turning to costly air conditioning, consider a whole house fan / attic fan.
The way it works is actually fairly simple: It pulls in air from your open windows and gets rid of it via your attic and roof. Not only does it offer excellent attic ventilation, but it can cool the entire house. How well this option will work for your home will vary based on numerous factors but we can help you decide if it’s the right choice. Call Sonner Electric today at 661-728-0126.
Is Your Home a Good Candidate for a Whole House Fan / Attic Fan?
Not all homes are perfect for this choice. On average, a whole house fan should offer between 30 and 60 air changes per hour. This can be enough for some homes but not nearly enough for others. It depends on the specific climate where you live, your floor plan, and how much sun your home gets. We will offer an honest assessment of how well this is likely to work for your home.
Installing a Whole House Fan / Attic Fan Should Not Be Attempted by a Layperson
The installation of a whole hose fan is tricky. We begin by taking accurate attic measurements and will then need to install dedicated circuit wiring. In some cases, new attic vents may need to be installed. If your attic fan is not installed correctly, then you could end up without enough ventilation. This can lead to backdrafts in your furnace, combustion products (like carbon monoxide) pulled into your living space, or backdrafts in your water heater.
Do not attempt this on your own. Contact Sonner Electric at 661-728-0126 now to learn more about professional installation.