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Model # QC CL-5400

5024 CFM Classic Advanced Whole House Fan

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  • Special design provides zero noise vibration and quiet operation
  • Helps to cool and ventilate both home and attic
  • Designed to be installed centrally in midsize homes
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About This Product

Providing whole house ventilation, the QC CL-5400 advanced fan allows you to bring the cooler outdoor air through your windows, home and attic space by thermal mass cooling. This is what allows your home to stay cooler the next day and resist heating up. QuietCool uses a unique, patented design that features an acoustical duct attached to an R5 damper box. The result is almost zero noise vibration and whisper quiet operation. The QuietCool QC CL-5400 is designed to be installed centrally in midsize homes. Simply open a window when you get home from work, flip on the QuietCool and enjoy a peaceful and cool evening relaxing. And for an even better system, purchase another smaller QuietCool unit for your master bedroom to enjoy a full range of cooling and ventilation.

Highlights

  • QuietCool advanced whole house fans use and improve upon the principle of ventilation cooling with savings of up to 50-90% off traditional cooling methods such as A/C
  • 6.68 sq. ft. of net free attic venting required for proper ventilation
  • Cools and ventilates homes up to 2510 sq. ft. for optimum performance
  • Fan motor head hangs from the rafters in the attic with a small ceiling cut-out for the air intake grille (14 in. x 30 in. ceiling cut-out)
  • Moves air at a rate of 5024 CFM on high and 4406 CFM on low
  • 634-Watt PSC motor on high and 525-Watts on low ensures efficient operation and airflow
  • QuietCool 8-hour countdown timer and 2-speed control switch sold separately
  • Installation is simple with a typical 1 to 2-hour install time with no framing or joist-cutting required (fits 16 or 24 on-center)
  • R5 damper box at the ceiling level helps insulate the home from the attic during the cold times of the year when the fan is off
  • HVI-916 airflow rate for California: 3950 CFM
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Product Information

Internet # 302177927

Model # QC CL-5400

Specifications

Dimensions: H 28 in, W 48 in, D 14 in

Dimensions

Coverage Area (Sq.Ft)

2512

Cut-Out Width (in.)

30.25 in

Net-Free Area (Sq. In.)

965

Product Depth (in.)

14 in

Product Height (in.)

28 in

Product Width (in.)

48 in

Details

Airflow (CFM)

5024

Amperage (A)

5.6 A

Color Family

Blue

Color/Finish

Blue

Decibel (Sound) Rating

51 dBA

Drive Type

Direct Drive

Features

Speed Control

Horsepower (hp)

0

Intake/Exhaust

Intake/Exhaust

Material

Galvanized Steel

Max. Motor Speed (RPM)

0

Mounting Position

Ceiling

Product Weight (lb.)

97 lb

Returnable

90-Day

Voltage (volts)

120

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

10-year warranty

Questions & Answers

196Questions
caret
Q:What size fan for a 3100 sqft house 2 story
by|Jul 11, 2024
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A:  The best fan for a 3100sqft is our CL-7000 or ES-7000.

by|Jul 11, 2024
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    Q:How do I access the speed control ?
    by|Jul 9, 2024
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    A:  The CL-1500 is a single speed unit.

    by|Jul 11, 2024
      caret
      Q:What minimum size fan or model for a 2000 sq.ft. 2 story house. 4 bed (3 upstairs, 1 downstairs ? Half of the downstairs has super high ceiling since it’s open or reaches the 2nd story ceiling and other half is standard height since it has the rooms above
      by|Jul 2, 2024
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      A:  To size a whole house fan you want 2-3X your sqft in airflow or CFM. 2cfm/sqft is only viable by the coast. Most will size at 2.5CFM/SQFT which is good airflow. The best airflow is 3CFM/SQFT. If you want the minimum airflow you want a whole house fan that moves 4000CFM, however we recommend you don't undersize yourself and get something in the 5000cfm range

      by|Jul 11, 2024
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        Q:Why does this company sell 3-speed fans to contractors and only 2-speed fans to DIY'ers? One might think that the Home Depot would come to the "rescue" of the DIY community in this case .
        by|Jul 1, 2024
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        Customer Reviews

        4.6 out of 5

        • 4.6 out of 466 reviews
        • 92% recommend this product
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        Purchased this product and installed it with the remote. It pulled air but not as strong as we expected from past house fan experienced but were still content. This was until I was getting ready for work one morning and heard a loud bang followed by metal scraping. 1/3 fan blades broke clean off bending the other two causing them to scrape across the protective cage. I currently have not heard back from Quiet Cool Customer service (may reach out to HD). Although it has only been three days.
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          Overall, I'm very impressed. Excellent quality. Relatively quite.
          This is my 3rd home where I have installed a whole house fan. Its pretty quite and pulls a lot of air. I can still hear it, but much quieter than I'm used too. I installed it about 20' from the bedrooms. In the bedrooms, The wind coming in through the windows is much louder than the fan itself. When I'm under the fan, I definitely can hear it. But its not so loud that I can't have a normal conversation. With my other 2 homes, I installed the Tamarack fans. Comparing the installation of the 2 Tamaracks against installing the QuiteCool, the Tamarack is easier. Mainly because the QuiteCool is larger and also needs to be hung. I did like that the switch for the QuiteCool use RF....meaning that all I needed to do was pair the switch to the controller, then mount it in the hallway. The Tamarack has R38 insulation as opposed to R5 for the QuiteCool. But the Tamarack is considerably louder and doesn't pull anywhere near as much air as the QuiteCool. I was impressed with the quality of the QuiteCool. I banged it up pretty good trying to get it installed, and it handled the abuse pretty well. I thought for sure I was going to ripe the tube between the fan and the intake, but there is no signs of abuse. I did add a few scratches to the fan and intake though. I gave a 4 star rating only because of the R5 insulation of the QuiteCool. I would recommend both the QuiteCool and Tamarack, but I'm very impressed with this QuiteCool.
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          My 1952 house had an old attic fan that disconnected sometime in the 1990s. I thought it was insa...
          My 1952 house had an old attic fan that disconnected sometime in the 1990s. I thought it was insane I was running the ac when it was cold outside, so I decided to replace the old fan. My wife was hesitant because she was worried about it being loud. I found this fan and decided to give it a try. The old fan was a 30 inch blade, so I just built a little frame for the quiet cool inside the opening. It was easy since the flapper box is light and I could move it around and drill it in at the same time. I used the provided template make the drywall patch. Some tapping latter, it looks like it was always installed there. One thing I really hated about this was the wiring. Its a 2 speed motor, but it comes wired as a 1 speed on a standard wall plug. Do that many people have outlets in their attic, and what is the point of having a 2 speed motor when it comes from the factory not able to run out of the box? It was easy to replace the wiring to accommodate the 2 speed settings, maybe 5 minutes. If you forget to change the wiring you are going to be miserable up a cramped attic trying to move the fan around and changing a wire when it is 110+ degrees in the summer. I bought a 2 speed switch and now I can run it on high and low. I don't know how to put a value on this. It is considerably more pricey than a traditional attic fan which can be had for $300 or less. The more traditional fans can ventilate larger homes, while you would need to buy a larger quiet cool unit.The previous attic fan was not hooked up so I do not know how much quieter this one is, and that is essentially what you are paying for. Had I had a traditional whole house fan, I probably would not be running it because my wife refuses to "live with a helicopter", with the quiet cool we run it almost every day. It has been a cooler summer than usual some I am not sure about the savings we are getting. I would recommend this product if you are wanting an attic fan but are worried about the sound from other types of models. While it is more than double the price of the other fans, it might be worth it for you over the years if you run it a lot.
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            Wow! This product is awesome! Normally, our AC would kick-on around 10:00 am and run until 9:30 p...
            Wow! This product is awesome! Normally, our AC would kick-on around 10:00 am and run until 9:30 pm. With the quiet cool, our AC unit isn’t turning on until around 3:30 pm. We simply turn the unit on around 9:30 pm, and run for about an hour. Again, we turn it on around 7:00 am and run until around 11:00. We have been maintaining between 68-74 degrees (f) in the house. Note: we live in Central CA where summer time temperatures average 98 in the Summer.
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            Took about two hours to install. My house was already wired.all I had to do was cut the opening a...
            Took about two hours to install. My house was already wired.all I had to do was cut the opening and mount the fan.
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            Stay Cool and Save!!
            At first this might seem a bit pricey, but I by the end of summer it will pay for itself. My house A/C takes about 4500 watts while running, and even with solar on my house it still doesn't help enough. This fan saves me over 2000 watts and not only cools the house during the evening, BUT cools down my attic which mean my A/C unit clicks on later during the day. Cool outside air freshens the house and saves me so much money. Easy to install if your a handyman type, and the wireless remote makes everything so much easier. Don't let the cost sway you away!! It's quieter than my A/C unit and I almost forget it's on.
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              This is a well-made product. I installed it in my garage, which is about 400 square feet. This ...
              This is a well-made product. I installed it in my garage, which is about 400 square feet. This fan clears the air in there pretty quickly. I know there are fans that are intended specifically for garages, but I wanted something really quiet. It is indeed very quiet. Surprisingly quiet, in fact. My attic is cramped and has angled trusses everywhere, so the installation was a pain. But the job is not complicated or technical. The instructions that come with the fan are not all that great, but there is a fairly decent video on YouTube, and there is a phone number one can call with any questions. I am glad I got this.
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                Fan was great and quite, only hiccup was installing it in a 102 year old house. Ceiling had mult...
                Fan was great and quite, only hiccup was installing it in a 102 year old house. Ceiling had multiple layers of ceiling so could not install baffle the way it was meant, had to install from room side up, but my handyman did an excellent job modify it.
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                This product works great, I only wish we bought it a few years earlier. I installed it a few mont...
                This product works great, I only wish we bought it a few years earlier. I installed it a few months back and have been using it ever evening this summer except for one night where it was just as hot outside as it was inside. My Honeywell thermostat sent me an email in the beginning of July that we used out AC 88% less this June than we did last June. It also noted that the weather was 1 degree hotter this year than it was last year. I was skeptical at first for these but several of my neighbors have whole house fans and they all say they love them. You can add us to the list.
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                  Great whole house fan, drops my indoor temperature by 10 degrees during the night. I recommend yo...
                  Great whole house fan, drops my indoor temperature by 10 degrees during the night. I recommend you install a 3-way switch to control the high/low speed and a timer switch. Install was not too difficult, took about 2 hours to install the fan and damper by myself, pretty straight forward. Electrical took about an hour. If you have doubts or issues there are plenty of videos and install tips available. I had to install mine at 5:00am to beat the heat, if you can install the fan during the cold season:)
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