I'd call a whole house fan an asset also. We had one in the house I spent
grades 8-12 in and it worked great during evenings when it was cool outside. It
drew cool air from downstairs (outside) and blew like a hurricane out through
the attic. The air temp would drop dramatically and it was cheaper to operate
than the air conditioning. We used ours primarily in the spring and fall.
Summers were too hot and winters too cold.
I'd love to have one where I live now.
"Mortimer Schnerd, RN" <mschnerdatcarolina.rr.com> wrote in message
It's also not an afternoon project to put in a whole house system. S Barker
might be thinking it was just a ceiling fan being discussed.
BTW, if it's a ceiling fan you'd like, ask the owners? Most will be happy
as long as it's properly installed. You'd have to pay to have it installed
professionally *or* if they trust you but it doesnt go right, to have it
removed then profesionally installed correctly. Not messing with your head
on that, but homeowners who rent are a little careful about tenants working
on the place.
Having one installed, is normally less than 100$
My landlord trusts me and the work I do. I've been living in his house for over
20 years now and the place is in better shape than the day I moved in.... mostly
due to the fact that I keep it up. I burned up a ceiling fan in the living room
and replaced it with a Hunter Classic. The rudimentary microwave over the stove
burned up and I replaced it with a very nice GE Spacesaver several generations
newer than the original. I put in the screen/storm doors. I generally don't
bother to ask permission, I just do it. The understanding is that any
improvements I make stay with the house when I move. In the meanwhile, I have
the pleasure of using the upgraded features. And in return, the landlord hasn't
raised the rent in over 15 years.
I don't plan on moving any time soon, either. I like where I live, although the
neighborhood has slipped some since I first arrived. But that's another story.
Then S Barker, you are very wrong if you think other than a cieling fan can
be instalkled in an afternoon. The type under discussion requires multiple
vents and attic openings be added.
It's not a ceiling fan
Yes. Even when it's hot/humid enough that I will be running the air
conditioning, when I come home on a hot day, I'll run the whole house fan to
blow out the buildup of heat in the attic, then close the windows and put on the
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