whole house fan

Old 06-01-00, 03:10 PM
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i have a 2 story home that stays hotter upstairs when the lower floor is cool. i was thinking of installing a whole house fan but have no idea of what i need to be aware of before installing one. i have blown insulation in my attic and am wondering if that poses a problem.
Old 06-27-00, 02:20 PM
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we installed a whole house fan it works great not a whole lot of work
but if your not a handy man hire someone we also have blown ins. in the attic
Old 07-27-00, 06:35 PM
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Homebruer, Did you ever find out what you need to install an attic fan?
Old 07-27-00, 09:15 PM
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Installing a whole house fan is a good idea.
Consider the fact that doing so means drawing in a huge volumn of air. You'll need to leave several windows opened to accomplish that.

{A factor to consider: With the incoming air comes dust.}

You will also need to exhaust that huge volumn of air out of the attic. To accomplish that, you may need to install an attic fan or two of equal air displacement.

I have such a system in place here. I also installed two attic fans to remove the incoming air into the attic from the house. The system works perfectly. But dust is a factor, even near this coastline.

Alternative solution suggestion:

Try window fans as an alternative.

Good Luck,
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