Whole House Fans are not a new development for homes, but they are a technology that has been improved dramatically in the last decade or so. You may recall the noisy, but effective units that could drop a home’s temperature quickly. Located in the ceiling, and connected to the attic, the old fans operated by pulling cool air in through open windows, and drawing it through the house. The warm interior air was constantly replaced by cool outside air, with the current finally exiting through the attic space and then vented back outside. They’re still around for a reason. In the right circumstances, a Whole House Fan can keep a house cool for a good part of the year, even replacing the use of an air conditioner. If there is cooler air outside, Whole House Fans can utilize it to keep homes filled with fresh sweet air and moving breeze - even on the most still and sticky days and nights. All you need are windows that you can open. The new fans have kept all the good qualities, but have improved the operation dramatically. The old units made it very clear that they were in operation - with a lot of noise. The new ones have been re-engineered and are as quiet as a small fan running at high speed. Yes - the very same small fans that people use to create a soothing “white noise” - one that covers up other annoying noises, and helps them relax and sleep. The changes that allowed the quiet efficiency of modern Whole House Fans lie in the newer technologies that have added noise-dampening gaskets and better, more silent operation of the powerful fan blades. They are scarily effective at moving air - and also banishing those creepy noises that are haunting your sleep. The answer to eliminating that monster in your child’s closet can also eliminate a fright in your monthly utility bill, by reducing your home’s cooling costs. Whole House Fans use only a tenth of the energy that an air conditioner can use. In addition to completely replacing the need for your air conditioner, they can also help pre-cool your home by removing hot air prior to turning on the AC unit. Adding a Whole House Fan to your home can be spookily easy. They’re affordable, pay for themselves rapidly with their ability to reduce utility bills, and widely available. They’re even recommended by many utility companies and government agencies for their energy efficiency, and can be eligible for income tax energy credits and rebates. No matter what you’re haunted by - scary noises or frightening utility bills - a Whole House Fan can be the way to banish them both.