Heating and cooling are two of the biggest costs you will have to contend with as a homeowner. If you trust your air conditioner to cool your home all on its own, then you will pay too much to keep your home cool. Your budget is better served if your cooling strategy employs more than one line of defense against the heat. If you are looking for ways to improve the efficiency of your cooling system, you should consider installing a house fan in your home.
What Is a House Fan?
Workers will cut a hole in your ceiling near the middle of your home in order to place a house fan. The position of the fan is critical because the whole purpose of the fan is to vent heat out of your home and into your attic. If your attic is not properly vented, then you may need to install more vents and possibly fans in your attic to vent the heat out of your home entirely.
How Does a House Fan Work?
A house fan will not cool the air in your house like an AC unit will, but in just a few minutes a house fan can replace the hot air in your home with cool outside air. Thus, house fans work best when the air outside of your home is cooler than the air in your home. By opening your windows in the evening and turning on your house fan, you can cool your entire house in a matter of minutes.
If you have to do baking, you can bake during the cooler morning or evening hours and use your house fan to vent the heat out of your home so that it does not create more work for your air conditioner.
How You Save Money with a House Fan
A house fan uses significantly less electricity than an air conditioner does. Thus, using the house fan to cool your home down will help you to reduce energy consumption, which in turn means you save money.
A house fan may not be enough to keep your home cool through the hottest parts of the day, so you probably will not want to entirely replace your AC system with a house fan. On the other hand, using your house fan to keep your home cool from the evening through the early morning hours can help you to reduce the amount you pay to keep your home cool. In other words, you can benefit from using an AC unit and house fan in tandem.
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