Posted on: November 21, 2016
By: Alan O'Neill
Posted in: Electrician
Whole house fans will keep you and your home cool at a fraction of the cost of air conditioning. We walk you through the pros and cons and help you choose the best option for your home.
This video shows how to Install Whole House Fan.
Installing Your Whole House Fan
First, choose where you’d like to install your new whole house fan ventilator grill. Our ceiling grills (also known as a ceiling box) are designed to suit your needs and easily install in either a ceiling or a wall.
To install your whole house fan grill, no framing is required. Simply mark your ceiling or wall opening using the premade template and cut out the existing drywall using a drywall saw or similar device.
Once you’ve cut out your opening, you’ll be installing your whole house fan in your attic, and will hang the motor head and the acoustic insulated flexible ducting from the rafters. You’ll fasten the unit using metal straps preinstalled on the motor head for your convenience. By suspending the fan from the rafters, we reduce vibration and ensure your whole house fan is whisper-quiet at all times.
Now that your whole house fan is installed in the attic, you’re ready to install your ceiling grill at your intake location. Simply pull the ceiling grill through the drywall opening, then place and fasten the decorative cover.
Lastly, you’re ready for wiring. Your whole house fan features an 8-foot preinstalled cord to make this final task plug-and-go easy. Just tie into an existing circuit in your attic, mount an electrical receptacle, and then plug in your new fan.
For moderate climates, a whole-house fan can reduce your need for air conditioning except for the hottest days. To keep your house cool, a whole-house the fan uses powerful suction to pull air from all parts of your home, creating cooling circulation and replacing hot, inside air with cooler outside air. Call (713) 812-7070 us for your home service and repair needs.
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