While both attic fans and whole house fans help to ventilate, they each serve distinct purposes within a home. So what’s the difference between an attic fan vs. whole house fan?
Whole House Fan vs Attic Fan: The Differences
|Whole House Fans
|Designed to cool the just the attic of a home. Attic fans:
|Designed to cool the living space at night whenever the outside temperature is lower than the indoor temperature. Whole house fans:
While attic fans help prevent the transfer of heat from a hot attic to the living space below, whole house fans draw in cooler, fresh evening air through open windows, actually pulling warm, stale, contaminated air from the living space. This is the difference between an attic fan vs. whole house fan.
Field Controls Whole House Fans: Better Air for Better Living
Focused on the movement of air inside the home, Field Controls is committed to creating comfortable, safe, energy-efficient systems that improve indoor environments. Our VentCool series of whole house fans—Summit, Tahoe and Vista—are exceedingly energy efficient, quietly performing residential cooling systems that use up to 90% less energy than traditional air conditioning. Providing 30+ air changes per hour depending on fan selection and size of house, and utilizing either ECM (Summit, Vista) or PSC (Tahoe) motors, as well as Air Loc Gravity dampers (Tahoe, Summit) or our exclusive PowerSeal Motorized Damper with R-49 insulation (Vista) for a secure, precise seal that isolates the attic from the living space when operation for whole house fan is not desired, Field Controls’ whole house fans are rated and tested to Home Ventilation Institute Standard HVI-916, can be used to comply with 2016 Title 24 Part 6 and are also eligible for the Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) financing program.
To learn more about Field Controls VentCool Whole House Fans, contact us today.