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5 Benefits of a Whole-Home Fan System

5 Benefits of a Whole-Home Fan System

Are you looking for a cheap yet effective alternative to an AC? A whole-home fan system might be a good investment. This system is installed in the ceiling in the upper levels of the house, where it’s connected to the attic. From there, it draws hot air inside the house outside through some vents while it pulls in cooler air from outside. These underutilized systems can do plenty to help the homes that own them.


Here are five benefits that a whole-home fan system offers:


Fast startup

Compared to central air, a fan system is much quicker at starting up and getting the house cool. This is because ACs work by cooling down the air in the house, which takes more time to work. You can generally expect to feel the effects of a fan system within minutes of turning it on. Be warned that they only work if the air outside is cooler than the air indoors.


Save money

A good percentage of the average homeowner’s expenses are from cooling their homes. Wouldn’t it be nice to make some cuts to that expense? With this fan system, now you can! As well as being cheaper to run and more energy efficient, some cities and utility companies offer rebates and discounts to homeowners who install them. In a mild area like California, you can use the fan system even less, saving yet more money.


Extend your HVAC’s lifespan

In the event that you do have an HVAC unit, a fan system can compliment your preexisting unit. During the cooler parts of a summer day, a fan system alone can usually handle the heat. This can help reduce wear and tear on your HVAC, extending its life and lowering your maintenance bills.


Cheap and easy to install

If you’re worried that a fan system will be expensive and difficult to install, don’t worry! The average fan system generally costs about half as much as a window AC. As for installation, most fan systems are built to accommodate roof trusses and attic joists. In fact, it’s possible to install the system yourself with minimal outside help.


Remove stale air and moisture

Because fan systems work by releasing air from your house, the air in your house is a lot fresher. In addition, it also helps get rid of humidity in your home. Having a humid home can result in mold, mildew, bacteria, insect infestations, and more. Keep in mind that this isn’t effective if the air outside is hot and humid.


Why choose Crystal Blue to keep my home cool?

Since 1976, Crystal Blue has been helping homeowners around Sacramento with their home issues. We consider our employees and our customers as part of our family, and we’ll treat you as such when we work with you. Our company has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and recognition from the community in the form of various awards. We’d like to be a part of your family, and hope you’ll choose us when you need help with your home!