Cooling Your Home with Fans and Ventilation
Finding the right balance of ventilation and fans can reduce the need for air conditioning and save you a bunch of money and energy. The combination can also reduce indoor air pollutants, which contributes to better health. Adding other components such as proper window placement and treatments or strategic tree shading can also increase comfort. The U.S. Department of Energy explores the basics of this effort, including:
- Natural ventilation through the "chimney effect"
- Using windows and doors for cross-ventilation
- Reduction in attic heat
- Circulating, ceiling, window and whole-house fans
- Evaporative coolers
Learn more about the practice of finding the right ventilation and fan balance to provide savings and comfort.