Setting up our booth at the IHACI (Institute of Heating and Air Conditioning Industries, Inc.) trade show yesterday. The contractor interest in our modern, powerful and energy efficient Centric Air and QA-Deluxe whole house fans was oustanding. We received a lot of positive feedback regarding the quality of our systems, and attendees were especially impressedRead the Rest →
A level playing field is described as “a situation in which everyone has a fair and equal chance of succeeding.” A recent investigation by the California Energy Commission (CEC) confirmed that one of our competitors (QC Manufacturing the manufacturer of Quiet Cool Fans) was not abiding by this rule. We recently learned that the CEC has enteredRead the Rest →
I have to say that my experience with whole-house fans has not always been positive. I remember almost 20 years ago, my wife and I went to dinner at a friend’s house near Detroit. The living room was getting warm even though it was cool outside, so our friend said he was going to turnRead the Rest →
Whole house fans cool homes very efficiently in most areas of the country. But older style fans have come under fire for creating leaks into the attic, causing potential depressurization problems and being very noisy.
The Whole House Fan Man explains the features and the differences between the CentricAir and Quiet Cool. The Whole House Fan Man explains the features and the differences between the CentricAir and Quiet Cool whole house fan damper inlet boxes.
Whole house fans are ideal for cooling homes, particularly where cross-ventilation design is inadequate. The whole of house fans should be positioned centrally, e.g. stairwell or hallways. Typically, a single fan unit is installed in a circulation space in the center of the house (hallway or stairwell) to draw cooler outside air into the buildingRead the Rest →
As the name suggests, a whole house fan can greatly reduce the temperature in an entire house. However, the model and make of the fan must be suitable for the house and its size to be effective. A whole house fan is installed in the ceiling of the upper level of a house, so thatRead the Rest →
It doesn’t make much sense to use an air conditioner to cool a home when the outside air is cooler than the inside. So in areas with hot days and cool nights, people often use whole-house fans to exhaust the hot indoor air once the outside temperature drops below 78°F.
At Centric Air our mission is to provide homeowners with an affordable alternative to expensive air conditioning. Although no whole house fan can completely replace the need for air conditioning, a Centric Air system can reduce its dependency by as much as 50 to 90% saving homeowners hundreds of dollars a year in energy costs.Read the Rest →
A Centric Air whole house fan is modern, powerful and ultra quiet. The fan motors used in Centric Air systems are acoustically designed and precision balanced. These high efficient fans are made of composite materials with wing tip design for increased performance and efficiency.
I have to admit that my experience with whole-house fans has not always been positive. I remember almost 20 years ago as an HVAC contractor when homeowners would ask me to quote a whole house fan installation, I’d quickly steer them away.
Much of the country is experiencing a heat wave, which is typical for the month of August. Daytime temperatures can reach 90 to 100 degrees and temperatures during the evening and early night are not much cooler. At about 9:00 PM the outside temperature where I live was 84 degrees, definitely not a good timeRead the Rest →
State power regulators decided today (May 15, 2015) how to divvy up the biggest electric rate hike in California history, boosting rates by as much as 80 percent for residential customers who use the most power. More than half of the residential ratepayers served by the state’s two largest utilities will see no increase atRead the Rest →
In the past 10 years electrical rates, on average, have increased by 40%. With additional federal regulations and the EPA’s proposed carbon dioxide limits for power plants, the cost of electricity is expected to continue to increase significantly for the foreseeable future. For many households, utility costs can be as much as 25% of housingRead the Rest →
As the air conditioners hum across the county, residents should brace themselves for bigger utility bills. The Public Utilities Commission on Friday unanimously approved a two-tier plan that will affect more than 30 million people, raising rates on more efficient users while giving a break to big energy users. “This is really the utilities versusRead the Rest →
A whole-house fan can provide an energy-saving alternative to air-conditioning, particularly when the air outside is cooler than inside. Although such fans don’t remove humidity from the air like an air conditioner, they provide a powerful degree of ventilation throughout your home. 1. Open windows in your home when operating the whole-house fan to avoidRead the Rest →
What’s the difference between an attic fan and a whole house fan? An attic fan is completely different from a whole house fan. They are smaller fans that are installed on the roof or gable in the attic. They are designed to move air out of your attic area only and are not designed toRead the Rest →
For moderate climates, a whole house fan can reduce your need for air conditioning except on the hottest most humid days. Maximum cooling with a whole house fan Whenever the outside temperature drops about 10 degrees below the inside temps, open the windows and turn on the fan to pull cool, fresh air inside the home and exhaustRead the Rest →
A whole-house fan can substitute for an air conditioner most of the year in most climates. Whole-house fans provide acceptable summer comfort for many families, even in hot weather. How Whole-House Fans Work The whole-house fan pulls air in from open windows and exhausts it through the attic and roof. It provides good attic ventilation in addition to whole-house ventilation. You can regulateRead the Rest →
An experimental study was carried out during the summer to investigate the natural cooling potential of use of a whole house fan in Central Florida’s hot and humid climate. Before the advent of vapor compression air conditioning, the use of whole house fans was a popular means to enhancing natural ventilation to achieve greater comfort in hotRead the Rest →
Centric Air, Inc. assembles their high efficient and very quiet whole house fans in the USA. One of the company’s missions is to provide homeowners with a cost effective alternative for cooling their home without the use of expensive air conditioning via their ultra quiet and energy efficient whole house fans. A second mission of the companyRead the Rest →
Is your electric bill consistently above $150 a month? If so, installing a solar power system on your roof could save you some money. But before you decide to go solar, you first must face a complicated array of options: buying, leasing, paying cash up front or financing the deal and paying it over time.Read the Rest →
Question: I was wondering if installing and using a whole house fan, instead of the air-conditioner as much, would save money on my utility bills Answer: Depending upon its size, a whole house fan only uses a fraction of the electricity compared to a central air conditioner. Also, it uses significantly less electricity than aRead the Rest →
Tired of high air conditioning bills? One way to reduce your cooling costs is by using a modern whole house fan to cool your home in the spring and summer. Unlike an air conditioner, a whole-house fan fits in the attic of a home and exhausts the hot air out of the structure by replacingRead the Rest →