Running quietly in the attic of Pam Sato’s Mililani home is a breakthrough technology in energy-efficient home cooling. Unseen from the outside of the home, a whole house fan quietly 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 A/C systems.

“Since I installed my whole house fan system in 2011, it’s been all I’ve used to cool my home, and saved me money off my electrical bills,” said Sato. “I saved more when it came time to put in solar by installing fewer panels. I tell everyone about it. It’s amazing how it sucks the hot air right out of my home!”


The popularity of this alternative cooling system is growing as homeowners discover how effective it is. Throughout Oahu, hundreds of homeowners have taken steps towards in-home comfort and lower electrical bills by having whole house fans installed. “I run my whole house fan instead of my A/C and save an average of $100 per month,” said Kumu Vasconcellos of Hawaii Kai. “It’s a great way to cool my town home!”


“Homeowners today are more aware of the need for energy efficiency, and are actively looking for better ways to cool their homes,” said Ivan Whitworth of Island Cooling. “And the whole house fan is a perfect fit for our Island lifestyle. Rather than having to close windows and doors and hiding out with chilled air, the whole house fan takes advantage of natural airflow and allows us to live a more open life.”


With a goal of bringing energy-efficient cooling solutions to Hawaii, Island Cooling LLC is Honolulu’s exclusive distributor of Quiet Cool Whole House Fans. In addition to larger units for whole home cooling, the company also has bedroom-sized units for home-offices and bedrooms. “The whole house fan is designed to provide on-demand cooling,” said Al Whit-worth, a certified green professional with Island Cooling. “You can use it just as you would a ceiling fan, but since it’s taking the heat out of a home, it’s a lot more effective.”

Clayton Choi of Ewa Beach agreed. He installed his fan in early 2012, and has been using it exclusively for cooling his home in the two years since. “You gotta get one,” Choi said.

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