Natural Home Cooling vs Air Conditioning
√ LOWER AC ENERGY DEMAND 50-90%
√ 70+ TIMES FEWER CO2 EMISSIONS
√ COOLER, CLEANER INDOOR AIR
√ RENEWABLE ENERGY COMPATIBLE
√ NO TOXIC CHEMICALS OR GASSES
√ MORE AFFORDABLE, FASTER ROI
Lower Carbon Footprint
Whole house fans require a fraction of the energy traditional AC systems demand, using less than 200 watts of power to completely cool a 2,500 sq-ft home.
Thermal Mass Cooling
Whole house fan systems cool every surface inside your home through a process called Thermal Mass Cooling. This maintains cooler indoor temperatures throughout the daytime hours.
Increased Home Efficiency
Air conditioning units emit nearly 29 pounds of CO2 into the atmosphere every hour to cool an average size home. Cooling the same size home naturally can be achieved with close to net-zero emissions.
A Breath of
Natural home cooling systems like whole house fans rid your home of hot, stale air more efficiently than closed loop central air conditioning systems.
Whole house fans deliver better home cooling by replacing hot indoor air with cool air from outside. Air conditioners recirculate indoor air and struggle to maintain cooler temperatures.
Traditional AC systems can cost as much as $5.00 per hour depending on the size of the home. Whole house fans operate for pennies per hour and deliver a faster return on investment.
How Natural Home Cooling Works
Natural home cooling solutions like whole house fans rely on fresh air from the outdoors to create a sustainable AC alternative. When the outside air temperature is cooler than inside your home, do the following:
1 Open a few windows 4-6 inches
2 Turn on your whole house fan using the switch, portable remote, or timer
3 Feel a nice, cool breeze as air passes through your home, replacing all the stale, trapped air
4 Experience more complete home cooling effects in just 3-4 minutes
5 Cut cooling-related energy use by up to 90% without sacrificing any home comfort
What The Experts Say...
U.S. Department of Energy
Reports that installing a whole house fan is the most energy-efficient way to cool your home.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Estimates indoor air is 2-10 times more polluted than outside air. Air conditioners recirculate polluted air, while natural cooling methods replace polluted air with fresh outdoor air.
Notes that whole house fans are one of the best ways to reduce household energy demand. Whole house fans draw cool nighttime air in and forces out hot air that built up during the day.
University of California, Los Angeles
Found whole house fans essentially eliminated an air conditioner in 10 of the 16 California climate zones.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Found that natural cooling solutions like whole house fans use up to 90% less energy than compressor-based air conditioners.
American Medical Association
Reports that indoor air pollution is directly responsible for as much as ⅓ of our national health care costs. Natural cooling methods cool and clean the air inside your home.
Affordable, All Natural AC Alternative
AC Alternative Case Study
Maggie From Colorado supplemented her central air conditioning system with an energy efficient whole house fan. Her natural home cooling system helped decrease her household AC usage from more than 8 hours per day to less than 1 hour per day while maintaining her desired indoor temperature settings. Now Maggie is enjoying better home cooling, lower utility bills, and a more energy efficient home.
"This fan works better than we expected! We haven't changed anything! Still keep the AC set to 74 [degrees] and just run the fan on low as soon as it drops below 74 outside. Now our AC usually kicks on around 4pm for less than an hour and that's it!"
The federal government, state and local utility companies are offering homeowners a number of tax credits, rebates and other incentives on energy efficient home upgrades. These incentives are designed to help homeowners recoup some of the costs of making their properties more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.
Plant A Tree In Our National Forests
CHC is a proud small business partner with the National Forest Foundation's "50 Million for Our Forests" campaign, the largest campaign in support of reforesting our publicly-owned National Forests.
CHC funds the planting of 5 trees for every natural home cooling system sold. Together, we'll restore thousands of acres of our National Forests.