Attic Fans

Attic fans, sometimes called whole-house fans, are often installed on the attic floor near the center of your home. These types of fans act as a forced ventilation system, allowing you to draw cooler outdoor air into your home in the morning or afternoon hours, reducing indoor temperatures quickly. While typically used during a relatively shorter portion of the year than your air conditioner or heater, the use of an attic fan can keep indoor temperatures comfortable and utility costs low.

How Attic Fans Are Used

During a few months of the year, early in the spring and late in the autumn, you will get the most benefits from an attic fan. First you will want to open the windows around your home. Then switch on your attic fan and draw in that outdoor air, bringing your indoor temperature closer to  your outdoor temperature. Once the indoor temperature is comfortable the fan may be switched off and the windows closed.

As we all know, hot air rises, so this type of fan works effectively at getting that hot air out of your home, and replacing it with cooler air. Often you will only need to run your attic fan for a few minutes to feel a drastic change in your home. Finally, it is not uncommon to use this type of fan for reasons other than cooling the temperature of your home.

Attic Fans Can Also Be Used For

  • Clearing the Air in a Stuffy Room
  • Exhausting Smoke or Impurities
  • Circulation of Air in Your Home
  • Relieving Bad Smells or Odors

There are a number of different types of attic fans, whole-home fans and other types of energy reducing fans which can help you keep air circulating throughout your home. Speak to the electrical contractors at Callidus Electric to discuss your needs and we can devise a plan, budget and timeline to complete your project, or fix one that isn’t working the way it was intended. We are here to help with ALL of your attic fan needs. Contact us today.