One thing to note is that whole house fans and attic fans are classified separately.
The difference between the two is that a whole house fan pulls air out of the interior of a home, while a attic fan pulls air out of the attic only.
Both have their benefits with most people choosing a whole house fan.
After an attic fan pulls hot air out of an attic the interior of a home will in theory be easier to cool.
While a whole house fan after pulling air from the interior of a home can cool the whole house and freshen the air. They also can vent through the attic doing the same job an attic fan does.
So let’s take a look at popular whole house fans and attic fans.
There are many units available with some of our favorite picks below.
As always be sure to read the reviews on Amazon, forums, or elsewhere to be sure a unit is a good fit for you.
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Our Picks for the Best Whole House Attic Fans
- Air Vent Inc. 24″ Whole House Fan 54301
- AirKing 9166
- Cool Attic CX24BDM-2SPD
- Cool Attic CX1500UPS
Air Vent Inc. 24″ Whole House Fan 54301 Attic & Whole House Fans
This is a 24 inch whole house fan that can move 4500 cubic feet of air a minute.
This like other fans are great for the DIY(Do-it-yourself) type person.
AirKing 9166 20″ Whole House Window Fan
This is a whole house fan that is meant to be fitted in a window. This makes it for easy installation with no major home modifications.
It has a 3 speed 1/6 HP 120 Volt motor. It can also reverse direction pulling air in or out. this is a good unit for someone who is looking for easy setup.
Window size 27″ to 38″ x 26 1/4″
Cool Attic CX24BDM-2SPD Belt Drive 2-Speed Whole House Fan with Shutter, 24-Inch, White
Another good house fan this unit can move 4,500 cubic feet of air a minute. Belt driven models such as this are known to be much more quiet than direct drive models.
Belt driven units can remove roughly 75% of the vibration that is inherent in all fans. Where as, the direct drive is nosier by comparison, because of the vibration.
Cool Attic CX1500UPS Power Gable Ventilator Fan
This is a good attic fan that will blow hot air out of a attic.
It can move 1,300 cubic feet of air a minute and is rated for 1,850 square feet of space. It does come in larger sizes if more air needs to be moved.