Efficient Home Cooling Solutions: Guide to Whole House Fans

Whole house fans provide a cooling solution for homes by drawing cooler air from outside, circulating it throughout the house, and then expelling the warm air through the attic and vents. This method reduces indoor temperatures and improves air quality by refreshing the stale air. Typically installed in a central location, these systems work most efficiently in the evenings and early mornings when outdoor temperatures drop.

The purpose of whole house fans is to offer an alternative to traditional air conditioning. By capitalizing on the natural drop in temperature after sunset, they can significantly reduce energy consumption and lower utility bills. Furthermore, these systems contribute to a more environmentally friendly approach to temperature control by minimizing the use of refrigerants and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Whole house fans represent a smart investment towards comfort and sustainability in home design.

Reduce your utility bill and stay cool with a whole house cooler installed by Ameriside. Our Whole House Fans line brings in our California Cool Night Air, which allows you to switch off your air conditioning, save on energy and naturally cool the home. A whole house fan installed by Ameriside allows you to provide year-round ventilation for your home for just pennies a day. Maintenance-free, highly insulated with self-sealing doors, and our fans are Made in the U.S.A.

Benefits of Whole House Fans

Energy Cost Savings

Energy cost savings are a significant benefit of whole house fans, as they utilize the cool evening air, reducing the need for expensive air conditioning and thereby slashing energy expenses.

Year-Round Ventilation

Whole house fans ensure year-round ventilation, constantly cycling out stale air and inviting in fresh, which helps maintain a healthier and more comfortable indoor air quality throughout the seasons.

Low Maintenance

Whole house fans are convenient for homeowners because they are low maintenance. These systems are built to last and require little attention once installed, making them a hassle-free addition to any home.

Insulation and Efficiency

Insulation and efficiency are the core of a whole-house fan’s benefits. They are designed to minimize thermal transfer when not in use, which helps maintain consistent indoor temperatures and reduce energy costs.

American-Made Products

Opting for American-made whole house fans supports domestic manufacturing and assures consumers of quality craftsmanship. These products adhere to high manufacturing standards, ensuring reliability and durability.

HV1600 house fans


the HV1600 is California Title 24 compliant and listed on the California Energy Commission appliance efficiency directory.

– Quick and easy installation!
– The only brand with R38 or R50 Insulated self-sealing doors.

– 2-Speed 1,000**/1,600** CFM Radio frequency remote control.

– Vertical (inside attic wall) or Horizontal (inside attic floor) installation.

– Save money on energy and minimize carbon footprint.

– UL Component UL Listings; E115252, E20888, E170149

– Includes interior grille, 6′ power cord, and a radio frequency remote control.

**CFM rates measured in a controlled test environment. Your results may vary due to building construction.

ghost house fans

The Ghost

Welcome to the magical quiet cooling system that is the Ghost. Powerful and energy efficient, the Ghost circulates up to 3400 CFM of air for pennies a day.

The Ghost offers a cooling like air conditioning unit. When outdoor air is cooler than inside, you simply open the windows and turn on the Ghost. Furthermore, It then pushes out hot, stuffy, stale air and replaces it with cool outside air. Moreover, your entire home is refreshed, and your family is more comfortable.

Air conditioning, on the other hand, will cool you off but also will continuously re-circulate stale – sometimes unhealthy – air. At a steep cost. Even running the Ghost
continuously, you could save up to 90% of that portion of your energy bill eaten up by air conditioning. Ask us about getting either whole house fan through the Hero program.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Does a Whole House Fan Work?

These fans are typically installed in the attic and work by drawing cooler outside air through open windows and doors and exhausting hot air through attic vents. This creates a cooling breeze that can lower the indoor temperature.

Are Whole House Fans Suitable for All Climates?

They are best in climates where the temperature drops at night. They might be less effective in humid or hot climates, especially when nighttime temperatures remain high.

How Do I Choose the Right Size Fan for My Home?

The size depends on the volume of air in your home. A general rule is to have a fan that can change the air in a house at least 15-20 times per hour. Consulting with a professional like Ameriside can help determine the right size.

Can Whole House Fans Be Used with Air Conditioning?

Yes, they can be used in tandem with AC. Use the fan during cooler times to reduce AC usage and switch to AC during hotter periods.

Are There Any Safety Concerns with Whole House Fans?

Ensure windows or doors are open when the fan is in use to prevent negative pressure that can cause backdrafts from fireplaces or gas appliances. Professional installation is recommended to address safety and optimal performance.

What is the Maintenance Required for a Whole House Fan?

Maintenance generally includes cleaning the fan blades and motor, checking for and tightening any loose screws, and ensuring the shutters open and close properly. Regular maintenance can extend the life of the fan.


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