Kamilla Maii was excited. She had tried a number of times to find an affordable, energy-efficient way to cool her newly built home. Air conditioning the open floor plan wasn’t even an option, and besides, her husband was against the idea. He said he didn’t want to be isolated from the outdoors or feel like they lived in an airplane.

Maii had been reading about the QuietCool whole house fan and decided to move forward, installing her system in July. Made up of two powerful fans installed in the attic wall of the large open beam area and two smaller units that specifically targeted the upstairs bedrooms, she’s been very pleased with the results. “It was just in time too,” she said. “The summer heat is really intense from July through October. I’m so glad I didn’t wait.”


Installed in the attic of the home and controlled by a timer mounted on the wall, QuietCool is used to bring cool air inside the home by drawing heat out of the living space and pushing trapped hot air out of the attic.

Debra Caswell grew up with a whole house fan in the ’50s. When she moved into her home in Lahaina and began to research cooling options for the two-story dwelling Debra found Island Cooling and its selection of fans. “Both Ivan and Al Whit-worth were incredibly helpful, answering and researching my questions,” she said. “I purchased the QuietCool model and love it. It went in easily, and is even quieter than air conditioning. It cools and freshens the house, both upstairs and down.”

“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. “Plus, 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.”


Chris and Christina Takenami of Kapolei were also motivated to find an energy-efficient way to cool their home. West Oahu can be very hot during the day, but the community they live in has a number of folks with QuietCool installed. A chat with their neighbors, who had been using their system for years, gave them the confidence that the whole house fan would work for them too.

“Our QuietCool™ system has been working wonderfully!” Christina said. “We are enjoying our cool nights without having to run the A/C. Our home is no longer stuffy and hot, thanks to Island Cooling!”

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