Staying cool, breathing easy

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: EnergyExterior

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It’s a new year and many people make resolutions to be healthier. How can your home play part in this goal? Hawaii’s abundant sunshine and tradewinds provide ideal conditions for residential skylights that improve air flow. Unfortunately, most old-school skylights are either fixed shut or use cranks that can leak or need to be shut manually when it rains.

Smart Light

Many articulating skylights are manual. This makes them a chore to open and cause a panic to shut when passing showers arrive. RevoluSun Smart Home’s Velux ‘Fresh Air’ skylight, on the other hand, is a solar powered, wireless, remote controlled skylight. With the push of a button, you can control every skylight in the house, and its built-in rain sensor means the skylight will automatically close when it senses rain. Homeowners now can receive the full benefit of skylights: fresh air and natural light — and lower electricity bills.

Healthy Air

Whole House Fans provide ventilation and cooling for the entire home in a much more energy-efficient way than air conditioning. The system is designed to cool and ventilate the entire home by pulling warm, stale air up and out of the home while drawing fresh, cool air in. They also rid a home of irritants like pet dander, odors, germs, smoke and VOC gases. Whole House Fans are proven to save homeowners up to 90 percent on air conditioning bills. Savings also include a $75 rebate from Hawaii Energy. In many climates or home designs, a whole house fan may even eliminate the need for an air conditioner.

“Homeowners will feel the benefits not just in natural lighting, comfortable temperature and air quality, but much lower electric bills — and potentially eliminated A/C bills,” said Chief Innovation Officer Eric Carlson. “We can design and install a system that meets your home’s needs in a matter of weeks to help you save energy and money in this new year.”

CLEANER, SMARTER LIVING SEMINAR
by RevoluSun Smart Home
Jan. 21, 10-11 a.m.
RevoluSun Smart Home Innovation Center showroom
210 Ward Ave., Honolulu
Free parking

VISIT REVOLUSUN’S BOOTH AT THE 2017 BIA HOME BUILDING & REMODELING SHOW
Where: Neal S. Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall
When: Jan. 27, 5-9 p.m.; Jan. 28, 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Jan. 29, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

In Hawaii Suite 2, RevoluSun Smart Home will hold a seminar on “Solar Options Today: Self Supply & Batteries.”

When: Jan. 28, 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Jan. 29, 10-11 a.m.