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hey guys,

i am in the market for a whole house fan. any advice? any brands you would recommend?

I read somewhere that it is important to buy one with a belt drive. anyone agree?

thanks!!
 

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hey guys,

i am in the market for a whole house fan. any advice? any brands you would recommend?

I read somewhere that it is important to buy one with a belt drive. anyone agree?

thanks!!
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Provide some attic details. How tall? Gable space to install fan? Common area to install attic vent?
Size of the house? Attic access? Type of roof venting?
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I installed a non-belt driven style fan in my upstairs hallway five years ago. Purchased from the Grainger company, works great, no troubles. I don't belive you need much attic space to use one, a couple feet would work, just make sure you have a good attic ridge vent for air flow out
 

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Some considerations:

1. Don't ever turn on if downstairs windows/sliding glass doors are not open first. Minor implosion could crack sheet rock. (If putting in a switch in upper hallway, put it up high, away from small children.)
2. A multi speed unit is better if you can find it. Pay attention to sone levels. Balance unit. Sandwich in some foam as a shock absorber between rafters and fan.
3. Don't expect miracles. It works great to cool down house in early evening, 1 degree at a time, as daytime heat subsides. Won't help humidity/may make it worse. Then turn on A/C.
4. Also pulls in dirt and pollen. A filter won't work. Someone will dust more often (and complain/curse?).
5. Insulate/seal well in winter or cold attic air will get you.
 
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