SAFER INDOOR AIR QUALITY WITH A QUIETCOOL WHOLE HOUSE FANS
With COVID19 and all of us sheltering indoors, there is an increased focus concerning indoor air quality. And for good reason, a closed home can trap bacteria, airborne pathogens, and viruses.
QuietCool Whole house fans can remove these indoor air pollutants by replacing the air in your home up to 20 times per hour.
The CDC has specifically recommended four things you can do at home to combat viruses from spreading and getting worse:
- 1. Clean hands at the door and at regular intervals
- 2. Create habits and reminders to avoid touching your face and cover coughs and sneezes
- 3. Disinfect surfaces like doorknobs, tables, and handrails regularly
- 4. Increase ventilation by opening windows
They aren’t the only organization that encourages ventilation to improve indoor air quality and reduce the likelihood of the spread of disease. According to the Lung Association, effective ventilation may also help keep bacteria, viruses and other pollutants out of the indoor air. Research shows that airflow and ventilation can alter how diseases spread indoors. The more stagnant the air is, the more likely diseases are to spread. Like the lungs, homes need to be able to breathe to make sure that fresh air comes in and dirty air goes out. Indoor air can build up high levels of moisture, odors, gases, dust, and other air pollutants. To keep the air safe indoors, fresh outdoor air is needed to dilute these indoor pollutants.
Meanwhile, Harvard has found that ventilation is a crucial part of how viruses and bacteria spread within indoor environments. Recirculating air in buildings such as your home can lead to a higher risk of infection during outbreaks. Even minimum ventilation can cut influenza transmission as much as having 50 to 60 percent of the people in the building vaccinated.
WHOLE HOUSE FANS COOL YOUR HOME
In addition to improved indoor air quality, whole-house fans help to cool your home by pulling cooler outdoor air in through your windows, across your living space, into the attic, and out the attic vents, replacing the hot, stale air. This helps cool the home and attic by up to 30 degrees Fahrenheit or more in a matter of minutes.
COOL MOST OCCUPIED AREAS FIRST
When using a QuietCool whole house fan, it is best to start by cooling areas in your home that are mostly occupied, like the kitchen or family room area. If it is later in the evening, close all the windows in the home except those in the bedrooms that you want to cool. This will provide each room with a cool breeze. You can specify how long the fan should run and will automatically shut off when it completes the designated cooling cycle.
Remember when using a QuietCool whole house fan system, be sure not to open too many windows or open any single window too wide. 3-6’’ and just a few windows will suffice
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Contact us to learn more about QuietCool Fans, or to schedule a free estimate. Our crews follow all COVID19 safety regulations. You can reach us at (630) 830-3870