Whole House Fans
Any time the outside temperature is cooler than the inside temperature, you can run your Whole House Fan and turn off the Air Conditioning. This will immediately save you money. It is good to remember that Heating and AC systems recirculate indoor air while a Whole House Fan introduces fresh clean air to your home.
The most common time to operate your Whole House Fan is when the outside temperature is 10-15 degrees cooler than inside your home.
Whole House Fans can also be used to exchange the air in the home, helping to remove indoor pollutants, odors. moisture and VOC's.
Our Whole House Fans are maintenance free. You will want to clean the intake grill on the ceiling with a vacuum cleaner brush attachment every so often.
The HV1000, the HV1600 and HV3400 (Ghost) all include an interior finished grille.
The HV1000RF, the HV1600 and the HV3400 all include 2 hand held remote controls.
Yes. Installing a Tamarack Whole House Fan is a great do-it-yourself project. It involves some measuring, cutting a hole in the ceiling and setting the fan in place. For a skilled home owner, plan on 2-3 hours to get the job done. We recommend hiring an electrician for the electrical connections.
Yes, a line voltage manual crank timer can be used.
A thermostat cannot be used.
Tamarack Technologies recommends you hire a a licensed electrician for wiring and installation.
Please consult with your electrician and local building codes.
Most of our Whole House Fans are operated using the remote that we provide. If you select a hard wired model or want your electrician to set it up as a hard wired unit that operates from a wall switch, you will need 1 standard switch - Single Pole, Single Throw (SPST) - if the fan is single speed and 2 SPST switches if it is 2 speed - one for on/off and one for high/low.
HV1000 - 1,150 cfm.
HV1600 - 1,600 cfm high/1,150 cfm on low.
HV3400 - 3,400 cfm high/1,900 cfm on low.
HV1000; 55 dBA
HV1600; 55 dBA on low speed and 65 dBA on high speed
HV3400; 55 dBA on low speed and 65 dBA on high speed
The optimal location for installing a Whole House Fan is in the ceiling of the highest level that is connected to your attic.
Having 4 feet of clearance will insure optimum performance of your Whole House Fan.
From the living space, you will see a low profile, slotted grille which is attached to the ceiling. The fan and housing are located in the attic out of sight.
Yes - they are separate items and serve different purposes. And you can run them together.
This is not recommended as there is a significant decrease in air flow when ducting is used to exhaust the fan.
Review the TC1000. Specifically designed for a 'through the roof' or wall application. The Infinity fan is also a good product if you do not have an attic.
No. Tamaracks' Whole House Fans need to be installed within the home, in the attic, protected from the outside.
Yes, both units can be mounted horizontally or vertically. Please inform Customer Service when ordering so the correct return air grille is included.
HV and TC models-3 years. The QC2000 is 90 days. Warranties cover replacement parts due to manufacturing errors. They do not include labor associated with repairs.
Yes, please check local building codes and call us for recommendations as commercial installations may be challenging.
The TC1000 are 1 speed units rated for 800 CFM.
The TC1000-T is designed to ventilate sunrooms. It is supplied with a white wall mounted thermostat to control the on-off function.
The TC1000-H is designed to ventilate a space that does not have an enclosed attic. It can be mounted on a roof or outside wall to directly vent the interior space.
The TC1000-T is designed to vent heat from sunrooms, pool areas, spas, greenhouses etc. All spaces that can get very hot due to direct sun exposure. A skilled person can certainly install these fans themselves, but we do recommend that you hire a professional contractor with experience in sun rooms and similar spaces. The installation needs to be done carefully in order to avoid leaks and rot. Often these installations involve glass enclosures and proper gasketing and flashing need to be installed.
Chlorine is a corrosive chemical and over time will cause damage to fan blades, motors and electronics in the TC1000. We recommend the use of chemicals that are more benign - consult your pool or spa supplier for chemicals that are more environmentally friendly.
The TC will help keep condensation rates lower, however, most of the causes of water condensation are directly related to temperature differential. Extremely warm, moist air will condense on cooler solid surfaces. The closer the two are in temperature the less the condensation will occur. Proper ventilation in pools and spas is essential to building integrity.
Yes, provided the outside air is cooler than the inside air and you are pulling that outside air in through an open window.
No. However, many customers prefer the look of a return air grille in the interior space to the look of the eggcrate grille which is attached to the lower housing and is visible.
TC’s can be controlled by any SPST wall switch, a line voltage thermostat, electro-mechanical crank pin timer, all types of mechanical closure timers, a line voltage thermostat, standard 2-wire humidity controls or a combination of most any type of line voltage control.
The wiring should be 14-3 or 12-3 depending on code. The third conductor is required in order for the cover of the fan to close when it is turned off.
Yes. It would be best if the TC were to be located under an overhang or some type of structure that will prevent water from entering the housing when the fan is in opening or closing mode. The TC can be oriented on either a horizontal or vertical plane.
Yes. If the roof is “flat” and there is the possibility of standing water or puddles of water a curbing should be built up.
The customer should contact the roofing manufacturer for instructions.