Energy-efficient ways to staying cool
Kids are back in school, but unfortunately for Hawaii residents our summer heat is still here. Many are worried about what this means for next year. “This year’s heat caught me completely off-guard,” said Kathy of Kaneohe. “I know summer comes every year, but it seems like it’s staying hot later and longer.”
Ed and Jackie Li of Honolulu were also looking for a solution for a hot house. “We were tired of getting home to what felt like an oven, but it just takes so long for the AC to cool down our family room,” she said. “I was thinking there had to be a way to vent the hot air out of the home.”
That’s when Jackie heard about QuietCool systems from a neighbor who had a system installed earlier in the year. An alternative cooling system that rids attic heat and vents the home using natural air, in 2019 whole house fans were added to the newly adopted Hawaii Building Code for the first time.
“I love that I can come home, flip the switch and literally feel the cooler air coming in the open windows as the hot stagnant air is being taken out,” Jackie said.
“Installed in the attic QuietCool is part of a system that draws the hot air up and out of the home and brings fresh air in,” said Ivan Whit-worth of Island Cooling, Hawaii’s distributor for Quiet-Cool. “Unlike A/C where you have to close the home up to refrigerate it, our system works with open windows and doors.”
Kathy was surprised with how quick and easy it was to start enjoying her QuietCool. “I had Al come out to my home and selected my system,” she said. “A few weeks later my system was installed in just a few hours. I needed some additional venting, but Island Cooling referred me to a roofer who installed that, too. I find that it even helps on the hot sticky days. I’m glad I’m enjoying a cooler home this year and also prepared for next summer.”
Brothers Al and Ivan Whit-worth run Island Cooling LLC and have been leading the way in energy efficient ventilation for over 10 years. “We work with builders, solar companies and with homeowners directly,” said Al Whitworth. “Our network of installers and roofers means that a QuietCool home is fresher, more airy and comfortable.”
Call 672-2300 for a consultation or visit islandcooling.com for more information.
ISLAND COOLING LLC