Whole-House Fans & Ventilation Services in Columbus, OH & Surrounding Areas

Once summer’s intensity is in full force, we at Five Star Columbus Electrical offer alternatives to help you remain comfortable in your home or building here in the Greater Columbus Ohio area. One of these options is the installation of a whole-house fan and/or ventilation system. Whole-house fans can be an affordable alternative to air conditioning, or they can effectively supplement it.

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Whole-House Fan Installation in Central Ohio

Five Star Columbus Electrical’s trained electricians and HVAC experts help you to find the right whole-house fan or ventilation system and look at all the options available: fan speed, fan size, control features, and more. Our installation specialists take all the necessary steps to ensure that your fan is installed properly and operating efficiently. We also offer warranty coverage. Interested in more Indoor Air Quality alternatives to healthier living? We’d he happy to discuss thermostat upgrades, whole-home humidifier installation, air purifiers such as the iWave-R, and much more.

We at Five Star offer complete turn-key fan and ventilation installation services. This includes the unit’s controls, wiring and installation of the fan by an expert. We work closely with industry leaders and high-quality manufacturers to bring you the best equipment the industry has to offer. If you’re looking for ventilation installation experts or whole-house fan experts in the Central Ohio area, Five Star Columbus Electrical is the company to call! We guarantee your satisfaction and a 5-star worthy rating.

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Fans & Ventilation Installation in Columbus, OH

So, How Does a Whole-House Fan Cool a Home?

Let’s start with the basic concept of how a whole-house fan operates. A powerful fan sits at the end of flexible ducting in your attic that mounts to a centralized vent in your home’s ceiling. When the outside air is cooler than the air inside your home, you crack open some windows (or doors) and turn the whole-house fan on. It immediately pulls the hot air from your living space and pushes it up into your attic and out its venting while at the same time bringing cool air into your home through the windows. Within minutes, your entire house is cooled down with fresh outside air, rather than continually recirculating stale indoor air (as with air conditioning).

4 Benefits of Whole-Home Fan Installation

Low Operating Costs

During operation, a whole house fan costs about 10–25% of the money an air conditioner costs to run. It is far cheaper, and you can save hundreds of dollars on your electric bill every summer.

Fast Operation

These fans work by drawing hot air from the house into the attic and then outside via ridge or gable vents. The empty space left by the hot air is filled with cool, fresh air from outside the house. Compared to a central air conditioner, a whole house fan works much faster, and you begin to feel the cooling effects in minutes. However, a whole house fan will obviously only work if the external air is cooler than the air indoors.

Quiet Operation

While many fans can be so loud that you can’t hear yourself think, whole-house fans provide a perfect alternative. They can barely be heard since they are located in the attic and suspended away from the floor. Plus, models with noise-dampening ducting and brushless fan motors are extra quiet. So, you can focus on the most important things without the background noise.

A Healthier Home

Nasty things get trapped when your house is closed up, especially during the winter months, such as bacteria, allergens, pet dander, odors, etc. Luckily, whole-house fans do more than cool your house. One of their most significant benefits is that they whisk away all the pollutants trapped in stagnant, stale indoor air and replace them with fresh outdoor air, dramatically improving your home’s air purity and health.

Are you a Columbus area homeowner searching for fan & ventilation services? Call Five Star at (614) 398-2988 today!

Whole-House Fan & Ventilation FAQ


Operating a whole house fan is about 10% of what it costs to run a typical residential air conditioner.


Yes. The reason is because, during hot summer days, hot air gets trapped in your attic. Throughout the late afternoon and into the evening, air conditioning has the job of battling the heat that is radiating into the house. Because cold air falls to the lower level and hot air within the home rises to the highest level, air conditioning is fighting a losing battle. Customers relying on air conditioning alone often find that they end up with a cold lower level and hot upper level.


Opening two or more windows halfway or more is recommended. You should make it easy for the home ventilation system to pull in air, as for which windows to open, for general cooling you want to open windows far away from the fan to provide airflow to the whole house. Or, you can open windows in the areas you want to be cooled. For example, if the upstairs bedrooms are the warmest, open those rooms’ windows only and close the downstairs windows.

Choose Five Star Columbus Electrical in Central Ohio

Don’t risk taking on a DIY project when it comes to anything electrical. You should choose a quality electrician who is honest, licensed, fully insured, and who cares when it comes to electricity. The fact of the matter remains that when you need professional results, you need to choose a professional electrician.

Be cool, comfortable, and healthier in your space with our revolutionary quiet whole house fans. They are like an air conditioner, but with fresh air! Not to mention, it will save you up to 91% on your A/C-related costs. Our energy-efficient whole-house fans offer cooler days, relaxing nights, lower A/C bills, and a healthy home. Learn more about the other indoor air quality services or air conditioning services we can provide in Columbus, OH & surrounding areas. We are proud to be in the Franklin County, Ohio area, Give us a call today at (614) 398-2988.