Salt Lake City Office
963 Folsom Avenue
Salt Lake City, UT 84104-1130
We handle all your plumbing needs at Whipple Plumbing, but we’re also in the business of providing you and your family with affordable heating and air services. The state of Utah fluctuates heavily between warm and cold during a given year, and you need high-quality solutions to keep things normal in your home.
As spring approaches, one of the lesser known services we recommend for many homes is a whole house fan. A whole house fan is an exhaust system installed in your attic, designed to ventilate and circulate air throughout the entire home. It has several major benefits compared with traditional air conditioning systems – let’s look at a few.
A whole house fan works by drawing hot air from the home into the attic, then sending it outside using vents and replacing it with cooler air from outside. A whole home fan works within minutes, generally much quicker than a typical central air conditioner will take to spread air to the entire home.
Whole house fans are also much more efficient than a typical central air or AC unit. They’re friendlier on the environment and use far less electricity. Combine this with their ease of installation, and they make a lot of sense for many people.
There are multiple cost-related areas where a whole house fan is beneficial. First off, the actual operational costs are far lower – you’ll only spend about 10 to 25 percent of the money that you would on a traditional air conditioner.
Secondly, the fan itself is very inexpensive to purchase. It costs about half as much as a standard window air conditioner, and can be up to 10 times cheaper than a central air unit. As we mentioned, installation is easy and affordable.
Modern whole house fan models operate very quietly, making it perfect for families during the night. They filter stale air from the home, a major benefit in some areas, and provide major ventilation benefits.
Interested in learning more about whole house fans, or any other element of our electrical or plumbing services? The experts at Whipple Plumbing are here to assist you.