Quietcool wholehouse fan


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Old 08-05-16, 06:20 PM
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Quietcool wholehouse fan

Anyone here have 1st hand experience with this particular fan company? I live central Indiana. Am familiar with whole hose 24" belt drive fan. Loud but really sucked in the air. Just purchased a 3k sq' brick ranch. Has a 500 sq' bonus room on upr level, at one end of the house. (this room has 2 dormer Windows) Was thinking of installing fan in this room, with ceiling are most likely a wall. Roof has ridge vents. There are 2 models, one stating up to about 2300' and another is a 2 fan model which would serve up to around 3500'. My question, my thoughts if I'd crack a few Windows on the lower level, then the 2300' fan would pull though enough air? Price doubles for the larger system and I'm not about to buy 2 smaller units, 1 for bonus rm and then another for the other side of house. Any thoughts to this? Also, the bonus room area is a convenient area as the attic is easily assesible and can easily wire a circuit. Thx for any input. (not doing a belt drive unit. 2 noisey and inefficient). Thx. DM
 
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Old 08-05-16, 08:00 PM
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Was thinking of installing fan in this room, with ceiling are most likely a wall.
Hmmmmm...... ok.

I don't have any experience in the brand you are asking about but I've installed many belt driven units. I've had a belt driven unit in my attic for years. It moves a LOT of air and is extremely quiet. The biggest advantage of belt driven units is that the blades have a larger pitch and the fans spins slower.

Perhaps another member can offer an opinion on the Quietcool fans.
 
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I meant to say "in the ceiling". Can't edit post now. What is brand is your extremely quiet unit? Problem with the belt driven is the shutter opening that is facing down in the room. It shakes around a bit when running. Also a pain in butt to pack with insulation in winter. Never heard one of them being quiet. If it's a floor away, then you hear a solid "hum". Get a room away and sounds like one of those huge shop fans. So what room in the house was yours installed? Assuming far away from your usual living space. Thx
 
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Quiet Whole House Fans

If you are interested in assembling your own, I found this youtube helpful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P0I6dG0c3g

I plan on building a similar fan as the Silent Cool and the Quietcool are out of my budget. This build used the Quietcool gable fan which I have seen for $200 on the web. I am looking for a more powerful fan and preferably a fan with a speed adjustment.
 
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Are you saying that the fans are sized for 2300 or 3500 square feet of house, or that they move 2300 or 3500 CFM of air?

This site https://www.wholehousefan.com/sizing-a-whole-house-fan/ says that 1.5-2.0 CFM per square foot of living space will provide efficient cooling, and 2.5-3.0 CFM per square foot will provide a noticeable breeze.
 
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Old 08-08-16, 03:17 PM
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My fan is a Chelsea. You won't find them around anymore. Last of an era when quality mattered.

My home is a split level and my fan is in the large gabled end of the house. I will no longer install any thru the hall fans near bedrooms. Even the quieter fans cause problems with air noise and hum. When I did install them in the hallway.... I used powered louvers.

In people's houses where they can't use a gable type fan I use larger thru-the-roof ventilators.

On that you tube video.... the guy says the fan is rated at a true 3013 cfm. It may very well be but not in that application.... hanging there in the air attached to a duct.
 
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I'll think it through. Most likely will make my own, as pointed out. I've seen how to. To the other post, rated for sq feet.
 
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I plan on building a similar fan as the Silent Cool and the Quietcool are out of my budget.
In that video the guy used a Quiet Cool fan.
 
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Yes. This will be a fall or spring project. Just moved in to this place. Only going to do 1 fan, at my 3000' home. Should be enough air draw. Thx
 
 

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