Before you purchase an air conditioning unit, check out RevoluSun Smart Home’s QuietCool Whole House Fan. It can save you up to 90% on your cooling bill and provide energy-efficient ventilation and cooling for the entire home. It also exhausts and ventilates the air, keeping it fresh while ridding a home of irritants. And one of the best parts about the QuietCool Whole House Fan: it’s very quiet and savings include a $75 rebate from Hawaii Energy.
Living808, KHON2 | March 23, 2016
0:00 Taizo: You know it can get hot and muggy in Hawai’i, but before you run out and purchase an air conditioner, check out RevoluSun’s Quiet Cool Whole House Fans. Not only will it keep you cool, but it’s energy efficient. Trini has a peek and has more.
0:15 Trini: If this summer is anything like last summer, you’re definitely gonna want to know about this. It’s called a Whole House Fan and we’re learning all about it today. We’re here with Eric Carlson with RevoluSun. Hello!
0:25 Eric: Hi, Trini.
0:27 Trini: Okay, tell me about this fan.
0:32 Eric: So this is our Whole House Fan made by Quiet Cool, and if you remember maybe in the old days you might have had one of these and it kind of sounded like a locomotive running through the house when you turned it on. Well, these are known for being exceptionally quiet and what they do is they bring in natural hair and pull all the cool air from the outside and bring it into the home and exhaust all the hot air out of your attic.
0:56 Trini: Okay, because we know that warm air rises. So how does this differ from an air conditioning unit?
1:02 Eric: Right, so an air conditioning unit recycles the air in the home and it really can the inside temperature home to whatever degree that you want to set it to, the Whole House Fan brings in fresh air—usually in the early morning or in the afternoon, when the Sun goes down, when it’s cooler outside—and brings cool air in. It recycles the air in your home every two minutes, so instead of using an air conditioner which is just recycling air, the Whole House Fan is bringing new air in and recirculating it every two minutes.
1:35 Trini: Okay, if someone already has air conditioning will they still have a need for this—or can they still install this?
1:42 Eric: Yeah, you want to use them together, not at the same time, but what the benefit of the Whole House Fan is that you’re cooling the room down first in a cheaper more efficient way, then you turn on your air conditioning, so it doesn’t have to work as hard to get to the desired temperature you want. So as a result, you can save up to 90% on your cooling bill for your home.
2:06 Trini: Okay, so you know I’ve been gone all day and I come home and I know my house is gonna be hot, so the first thing I do is turn this on to get all that hot air out and then you turn the AC on to get it to the temperature that I want, is that right?
2:22 Eric: Exactly. Similar to getting in your car after you’ve been at the beach all day, you roll down the windows first and let the trades come in and cool down your car and then you turn on the air conditioner.
2:30 Trini: Okay, I get that. I understand, so that you’re not using as much energy right from the air conditioning unit. Can you tell us about how much just something like this cost?
2:37 Eric: They start at about $1,800, and we see that our average customer will get between four and five of these, so it roughly comes out to about half the cost of an air conditioning system for the home.
2:50 Trini: Okay, and where should you install these?
2:52 Eric: Typically we see a large a larger model in the living room and then smaller models in each of the bedrooms.
2:59 Trini: Okay, and tell me about installation. Is this multi day affair?
3:04 Eric: No, installation is really simple it’s about two hours per fan and we have our crews come in a team of two and they work together; one in the attic and the other one down here and it’s pretty straightforward.
3:16 Trini: Okay, so I can see the whole house fan above you now, how do I know that it’s working? How do we know it’s really sucking up air?
3:23 Eric: Let me show you here.
3:27 Trini: Okay.
3:28 Eric: See this pillow?
3:29 Trini: Yes.
3:30 Eric: Alright you want to give it a try?
3:31 Trini: What am I doing?
3:32 Eric: Well, we’re gonna show how much air this is drawing up, this pillow will be a demonstration of that.
3:39 Trini: Okay, sure. So just throw it up?
3:41 Eric: Throw it up.
3:47 Trini: Whoa! It’s working!
3:50 Eric: It’s working.
3:52 Trini: That it great. Very cool, Eric. Alright folks, this is called the Whole House Fan and let me just say, if you’re wanting to be cool this summer don’t wait until June, July, and August. Right this is something you should do now before it gets really hot.
4:09 Eric: Absolutely.
4:10 Trini: Okay, thank you so much.