Can I Use A Timer With My Whole House Fan?

Yes, the type of timer is a Line Voltage Spring Wound Mechanical Pin Timer. All other types of timers will void the fans warranty.


Can I Use A Whole House Fan During The Daytime?

Only if it is cooler outside. Never run your fan when it is hot outside, it would be like turning your home into a giant convection oven.


Can I Use My Whole House Fan On A Thermostat?

We do not recommend using a thermostat to control a whole house fan as it may operate on during periods when you do not want it to.


Can I Use My Whole House Fan With Air Conditioning?

No, A whole house fan can be used to cool the home with outside air.


How can I tell if I have my attic has the proper amount of venting for a whole house fan?

When you choose a fan, divide that fans cfm (cubic foot of air movement per minute) by 750. This number determines the amount of square footage of net free air required to properly vent.

To allow for any restrictions created by screening and louvers multiply the net free number by 2. This number is the minimum square footage of venting required for the fan to exhaust properly.

One can choose a combination of ridge and gable venting to make up the square footage. Do not included soffit venting in calculations.

How Long Will It Take For My House To Cool Down?

The greatest cooling benefit will occur when temperatures are cooler outside. The larger the difference in temperature the faster your home will cool down.
The size of your home, ceiling height, sun facing direction, amount of windows, etc, are all different factors that need to be taken into account. Every home is different. 


Is It Necessary To Open All Windows In My Home When Operating A Whole House Fan?

No.  Tamarack Whole House Fans create a Balanced Airflow in your home.  Fresh outside air replaces stale inside air by design.

What Is The Typical Installation Cost?

Installation cost can range from region to region. If you are not planning to install the fan yourself we suggest getting several quotes from competent professionals.


What size Whole House Fan do I need for my house?

 

Determine the total cubic feet of air in the living area in the residence. (Multiply square footage by average ceiling height). Divide the fans CFM (cubic foot of air movement per minute) into the total cubic feet of the home to determine the amount of time to perform one air exchange. Every fans cfm is different, you decide as the consumer the number of air exchanges you prefer. Here at Tamarack, we recommend a minimum of 6 per hour. Or, simply go to the fan size calculator on our website for a recommendation.

 


When Should I Use My Whole House Fan?

Anytime you want the outside air in your home. To alternatively cool the home, use it when the outdoor temperature is cooler than temperature inside your home.


Where can I find a local Installer?

Click here to view a map of installers in the United States.  Select your State or Enter your Zip Code and Press Submit for a complete list of local installers specifically recommended by Tamarack.

Who Installs The Fan?/ What about installation?

Installation is easy. Ideally, any (DIY) do-it yourselfer can install our fans. Otherwise a handy man, licensed electrician, or contractor can install the fan.

Click here to view a map of installers in the United States. Select your State or Enter your Zip Code and Press Submit for a complete list of local installers specifically recommended by Tamarack.



Will I Feel A Breeze?

Depending on the size of your home and the amount of air flow, yes you can get a system that will give you a breeze.


Will Your Whole House Fans Affect The Blown-In Insulation In My Attic?

By virtue of design, our fans have no impact on Blown-in attic insulation.


Will Your Whole House Fans Also Cool My Attic?

Yes. This is an added benefit of using a whole house fan.


Why Choose Tamarack

For over two decades, Tamarack Technologies has been an industry leader in manufacturing innovative, energy efficient, sustainable products that improve indoor air quality year-round.
We are an American company and proud to provide high quality products made in America.


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