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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

I just sold a house 2 weeks ago that had one of those huge powerful fans built into the ceiling, that opened a trap into the attic and exhausted directly out of the roof. The owner was former Air Force, and it seems to me he had a jet engine in there.

The first time I turned it on to max power, opened the front door, I almost got sucked right out and projected onto space.

Jul 04, 2019 09:14 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Don't have.  Obviously don't use.  

Jul 04, 2019 09:23 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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I used to have an old house that had a whole-house fan and boy, do I miss that thing! I loved sleeping to the calming sound of the fan.

And boy, if you burned something on the stove, turn on the fan and the smoke and odor dissipated in seconds!

Jul 04, 2019 12:25 PM
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Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Condos don't have those so we rely on a/c and a dehumidifier. It's amazing what a difference a small dehumidifier can make.

 

Jul 04, 2019 10:07 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
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We have no A/C in our house. We open the windows!

Jul 04, 2019 09:46 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

No. We rely upon our air conditioning.

Jul 04, 2019 09:23 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

AC only. We don't use fans.

Jul 04, 2019 10:38 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Not now but did in a couple of homes back in New England. They were terrific. We see them on occasion here in SoCal. Not warm enough to need them or AC at the moment.

Jul 04, 2019 09:24 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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Amazing the power of strategic fan use, for many years we would have one downstairs window open, and one fan upstairs creating a tunnel of air through the building.

Now we use AC more than we should.

Jul 04, 2019 02:56 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not have or use.  My home/condo is small and temps here most of the year are tolerable without heat or AC. 

Jul 04, 2019 01:03 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I don't. Here in Charlotte we have very few days when we are not running either AC or heat. Not many "in-between" days as you call them. Different climate.

Jul 04, 2019 12:14 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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My folks house in Southern California had a whole house system which very economically kept a very large two-story house cool.

Jul 04, 2019 11:55 AM
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Peter Mohylsky
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

I am a big fan of whole house fans, but not alot of fan,  fans here in florida.  too much humidity to live with.  

Jul 04, 2019 10:27 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

We have some homes built in the 1920's and I have seen those fans in those type of homes.  That's what was used to cool homes back then.

Jul 05, 2019 12:49 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
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Bonus as Candice A. Donofrio says - space travel included!  I have not seen one of them but it sounds like a moving experience.

Jul 04, 2019 01:44 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

We've had whole house fans before and they always worked great. Just about  as good as central AC!

Jul 04, 2019 11:51 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Never had one personally. Sold a home with one and it worked well.

Jul 04, 2019 11:30 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
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I have a gambrel cape with two air systems...one on each level.... it's very cool in here.... I'm almost finished with the sun today.... it's 90 and humid out....

Jul 04, 2019 10:52 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've sold one or two homes with them, but mine does not have one.  I have radiant heat barrier paint on one flat roof and a heat barrier installed in my attic, plus an attic fan.  Helps reduce the temperature of the attic considerably, which in turn helps my house stay cooler.  Took some other insulating steps this year during my remodel.  Helping a lot.

Jul 04, 2019 10:07 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

AC in our area but some homes have fans.

Jul 04, 2019 05:06 PM
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Ancient thinking even though it still works great. Most people I know rip them out.

Jul 04, 2019 03:23 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

I grew up on a house with one and it works !

Jul 04, 2019 11:11 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I have those ole standby tried and true fan (s)...they earn their keep

Jul 04, 2019 09:43 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I can't sleep without them.

Jul 05, 2019 02:38 PM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

I didn't know they were common. I have a friend that just bought a house with one in it. When they turned it on, I was amazed - it was a bit loud and very effective. I'd never seen one before. 

Jul 05, 2019 07:46 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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No, but I see them in use at tennis facilities where there is no AC. We have central and small room fans for lighter days.

Jul 05, 2019 06:40 AM
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Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

With the wind we have their is no need for fans, plus they do nothing about the humidity which is more of a problem than the heat.

Jul 05, 2019 06:16 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have sold homes with them, but do not have one for my own home. 

Jul 05, 2019 05:12 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

We do not have one. I occasionally sell  a house that has one. 

Jul 05, 2019 04:45 AM
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Grew up with an attic fan and several of my listings have them. Really work great but not on 95 degree days...it just sucks in the hot air.

Jul 04, 2019 08:45 PM
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Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
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Kevin, I've had a roof fan for a couple decades, and it does a great job. I don't have a through the ceiling whole house fan, but I've sold a number of houses in my area with them. AC didn't really take off locally until the early 1970s. So those whole house fans were the thing to have.

Jul 04, 2019 01:58 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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We have fans, do not need them, it is barely going to make it to 71 today...no complaints.  A

Jul 04, 2019 12:26 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I have ceiling fans, and run the fan on my furnace, but that's it.

Jul 26, 2019 07:48 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have a whole house fan and a/c   helps the upstairs all the time.

 

Jul 10, 2019 09:55 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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I have had several listings with whole house fans. I think they are pretty cool. And, yes, I did that on purpose.

Jul 06, 2019 03:09 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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my grandmother had one and I think I will put one in my next house, but I don't currently have one.

Jul 06, 2019 02:21 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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I have had a whole house fan. Found it great for creating a breeze and getting cooking smells out. I don't think it cooled like C/A does and it's noisy. 

Jul 05, 2019 07:28 PM