I think list most AVR the fans are here for emergency. On my Denon AVC-A1D the fans weren't switching on very often. Only in summer hot days after a long period of use. And the Yamaha seems way cooler.\n\nI was watching the national news weather last night and you guys up in Quebec under a severe snow storm warning. From that pic you sent me of your home under all that snow, sure hope you got a really good food supply stock.