The ‘whole’ way to beat the heat
With this past summer’s intense heat still a fresh memory, akamai homeowners are now taking steps to be proactive and ready for the inevitable return of late season heat.
Agnes Furutani of Waikele was dreading her hot bedroom that was uncomfortable to sleep in. “It felt like my bedding just came out of the dryer,” Furutani said. She found her solution with the QuietCool whole house fan, an energy-efficient home cooling system. Unseen from the outside of the home, QuietCool draws hot air out of the living space through a ceiling intake and cools both the home’s living space and attic at a fraction of the cost of an air conditioner. “My home has gotten a lot more comfortable since installing the whole house fan,” Furutani said.
After considering the cost of energy, Lionel Payes had his whole house fan system installed in the summer of 2013 and immediately noticed a difference. “It’s the moving of air that makes Hawaii weather comfortable and that’s how the whole house fan works, by creating that air flow,” said Payes. “It saved us money since it was cheaper than installing air conditioners into different parts of the house. Now the cool outside air is brought in. No more hot stagnant air and a house that feels like a furnace when you come home from work.”
Eunjin Chang of Kapolei echoed the sentiment. “Being an outdoor person, my goal was to find a way to make the home comfortable without having to keep all my windows and doors shut. The whole house fan and reflective insulation made a huge difference and was the best home investment ever.”
With over 2,400 systems distributed from Hilo to Hanalei, Island Cooling LLC and its certified green professionals are Hawaii’s resource for QuietCool whole house fan systems, Eshield radiant barrier insulation and the Trio Portable Air Purification with a photo catalytic converter to neutralize volcanic and other organic gases as well as filtering dust and mold.
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