I am interested in installing a whole-house fan. So far, I have found some
models by Tamarack and Nutone. Any comments on these brands? Other brands
that are better? I am looking for a decent quality unit. Also interested
in hearing any recommendations on thermostats or other controllers.
Due to space limitations, I will need to put in a 20" or 24" fan.
Jedd Haas - Artist
I put in a 30", 2-speed, 1/3hp Dayton fan (3C325B)a little over a year
ago. It's been great!! Reasonably quiet, and it really moves the air.
I've also been impressed with the rock solid build -- although it was
another matter when I was having to hoist the heavy mother 12' up a
ladder ;-) Seriously, though, the construction seemed significantly
better than the fans I saw at H-D and Lowes. I bought the fan from
All that said, I don't know if Dayton makes 20-24" fans. Sorry.
Hope this helps,
I installed a crummy fan from Lowes, and HD had nothing better. I wish I had
gone to Grainger and paid more money. A whole-house fan is not a cooling
device per se, but a wind-making device for which a window has to be open,
and/so I don't think you want a thermostat at all. Just a good switch. Maybe
a timed switch, the kind you wind up to 60 minutes. Again, try Grainger.
email@example.com (Jedd Haas) wrote in message
I recently installed a Tamarack Technologies HV1000 and am quite
pleased. The unit is more expensive ($430 on line) than the Home Depot
and Lowes varieties, but it is much quieter. It is about as loud as a
box fan on low. Quiet enough to run while we are sleeping. The HV1000
is also insulated - powered doors with R22 insulation seals the unit
when it is off. Also I needed a vertical mount to fit in a knee wall.
I was told that the horizontal mount fans will quickly fail if
installed in a vertical position.
I installed the unit with the included switch but am considering
swapping that out for a timer to catch the coolest part of the early
Most importantly, my wife is pleased that I spent more for a better
unit - she hates the whole house fan in a friends house as much too
This fan qualifies for a $100 energy company rebate that I am
currently waiting for.
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