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I am seriously considering installing a Whole House Fan. I have a friend that had one in the gable of his ranch. When he turned it on, louvers in his hallway ceiling opened up (via the suction of the fan) and cooled both the living area and attic. Everything that I have been reading and researching, suggests that I put the whole house fan itself in the ceiling of my hallway. I also have a ranch. I'd prefer a belt driven fan in the gable, especially for the noise.
I am trying to kill two birds with one stone here. My attic is poorly ventilated and very hot. I would like to be able to cool everything down (house and attic) or, put a cover over the louver in the hallway so that I can cool just the attic in the summer without sucking out the air conditioning from the living area.
If I were to put the fan in the gable, do I put it on the opposite side of the house as the hallway louver? Do I need to add more venting in the attic?
I welcome any input. Have a great day!