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Whole-House Fan Resources

Whole-House Fan Resources
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From: Clifton Below, Commissioner
NH Public Utilities Commission
21 S. Fruit Street, Suite 10
Concord, NH 03301-2429

To: Polly Bannister, Yankee Home Editor

Your recommendation for a whole-house fan as an alternative to air-conditioning in New England is an excellent one (in Real Solutions: Home & Garden Tips, July/Aug. 2007 issue). We love ours. However you mention just one vendor: W.W. Grainger at, which sells traditional whole-house fans.

There is a new breed of highly energy-efficient whole-house fans with improved motors, remote controls, and automatic tightly sealing insulating doors, to avoid heat loss through the ceiling in the winter, which is a problem with traditional whole-house fans. They also fit between 16″ on center ceiling joists.

Some sources: (Tamarack Technologies, a Massachusetts company), and (AirScape brand). These new whole-house fans cost more up front but they can save more in the long run, especially compared with air conditioning that adds to expensive peak electrical demand and CO2 emissions.

Updated Friday, June 22nd, 2007
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