FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How loud are your fans?

Our belt drive fans are constructed to be some of the quietest in the industry. The larger the fan, the lower the pitch, the quieter it runs.
   

Can I install a Speed Control?

No, the standard motors provided in these fans are not suitable speed controls. This will damage the motor and void the warranty.

Can I install a Thermostat?

Yes, only if it is simply an off/on operation. However, if it varies the amount of voltage delivered, it will damage the motor and void the warranty.

Can I install it Vertically

Vertical Installation Manual
 

Why do you have Rectangle Shutters

Many customers prefer rectangle shutter as these will better suit their hallways. However the closer the shutter is to a square the better the air flow.

Should I get a Regular or a No Cut Joist Shutter?

The regular shutter will be better for air flow, however this is not practical for some installations. Check the building codes in your area (some do not allow the joist to be cut).

How much room between the blade and the roof do I need?

You need at least 1.5 times the blade diameter between the blade and any obstruction.          Example:  30″dia blade……45″distance

Can I change my motor to a Higher Horsepower?

No, our blades are designed specifically for the horsepower motor provided. To change hp you will need to change blade, pulleys, motor and belt.You will also need to recalculate your exhaust area.

Can I change my One speed to a Two speed?

Yes, we do have two speed motors available, although you will need to replace the fan switch and run an extra power conductor for the low speed.

Who can I get to install one in my house?

We cannot recommend a specific installer, however many electricians and electrical contractors install and repair whole house fans.

Who can I get to repair my fan

 We cannot recommend a specific installer, however many electricians and electrical contractors install and repair whole house fans.

Where can I buy a fan?

We sell our fans through Dealers and Distributors.   Feel free to contact Customer Service for someone near you.

Should I buy a CC or CA fan for my house?

We recommend the CC (belt driven fan). The CC fans are quieter. However the CA fans are less expensive and smaller (yet louder). Bear in mind this is an appliance you will use for many years.

Are your Shutters Insulated?

We do not have insulated shutters at this time. Our shutter blades are thin gauge white powder coated aluminum finish with plastic pivot pins for quiet operation.

Where can I buy an Insulated Shutter Cover?

We do not manufacture nor provide insulated covers, although there are some effective whole house fan covers out on the market.

How do I calculate my Exhaust Openings in my Roof? 

   Click here Free Exhaust Area

Does the shutter have rubber or felt edges?

Neither, Our shutter blades are light gauge aluminum with a white high gloss finish.

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