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Thorwaldson Whole House Fans Announces Rooftop Fan for Mid Century Modern Homes

Homes by Eichler, Flat Roof Smith, Cliff May and others are beautifully simple structures with floor to ceiling windows and open beam ceilings. They have no attic so, until now, owners have not been able to install whole house fans that cool homes fast at nearly no power cost compared to air conditioning.

Temecula, CA, June 27, 2018 --( Mid Century Modern homes got their name because they were introduced in the middle of the 20th century by home design visionaries who wanted to offer very affordable homes to the military returning from World War II. The homes were some of the first to be built on flat concrete slab floors that were easier to construct than the former raised floors. The roofs were simplified by eliminating the ceiling joist and attic framing and attaching the ceiling to the roof rafters.

Whole house fans have been around since the early 1900s and were, until about the 50s, the only way homes were cooled in the summer. Carrier invented air conditioning in the 30s but his idea did not get much attention until the 50s. Air conditioning has been the standard for cooling homes since then. But air conditioning requires significant electric power to compress the coolant that is the heart of the process.

As an example, the standard air conditioning system for a home with 2500 square feet requires 6000 watts of power when the compressor is running. Air conditioning systems are connected to every room in a home so the system is ineffective when only one room needs to be cooled.

A whole house fan, by comparison, uses only 500 watts and pulls hot air out and cooler air in windows. This is incredibly effective when just one room needs to be cooled. And the total amount of electric power is very low even when the entire home needs to be cooled. For example, if the 2500 square feet has 8 foot high ceilings then the total amount of air inside is 20,000 cubic feet. The Thorwaldson ER-8000 rooftop whole house fan will pull all that air out in 2-1/2 minutes at a total power cost of about 5 cents.

For more information about this remarkable new invention look for the ER-8000 online or call Thorwaldson at 951 296 3611.
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Thorwaldson Whole House Fan Company
Kurt Shafer

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