For many Oahu residents, late season heat means hot evenings and uncomfortable nights. Others resign themselves to spending more with higher electricity bills that come from running the air conditioner.

Agnes Furutani of Waikele was used to having a hot bedroom that was uncomfortable to sleep in. “It felt like my bedding just came out of the dryer,” she said. Furutani found her solution with the whole house fan, an energy efficient home cooling system. Unseen from the outside of the home, the 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 air conditioner systems — and without a hole in the roof.



After considering the cost of energy, Lionel Payes had his whole house fan system installed in August 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 conditioner 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 SolarGuard (reflective insulation) made a huge difference, and was the best home investment ever.

Pam Sato of Mililani agrees. “Since I installed my whole house fan system in 2011, it’s been all I’ve used to cool my home,” 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!”



Meanwhile, Furutani is enjoying her home more. “My home has gotten a lot more comfortable since installing the whole house fan,” she said.

Island Cooling LLC is Hawaii’s resource for Quiet Cool™ whole house fan systems, SolarGuard™ 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.

For more information, visit, or call 672-2300 to talk with Island Cooling’s certified green professionals and to schedule your free consultation.

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