"There is huge money in asking the homeowner if they want more info on energy saving solar power. Give me their name, I make the sale, I send you $1000 or more. And don't forget whole house fans - they slash the cost of solar so they come for free.…"
"Fascinating that Don missed the oldest way of cooling homes with no air - whole house fans. Around since the motor was invented, they were the only way to cool until Carrier invented the chiller. Now for the modern version of whole house fans…"
"Jerry, as an energy consultant I imagine you are well versed in solar systems. Have you seen how valuable whole house fans are when combined with solar? Here is a white paper by an expert, Jonathan Hill - …"
"Jerry, I am a whole house fan expert but not an HVAC expert. However, I have no idea why any HVAC contractor would advise that. I know it can be done but you are correct - the new brushless electronically commutated DC motors (ECMs) are incredibly…"
A patent has been filed by Kurt Shafer for the first Hybrid Turbine Rooftop Ventilator to be built in America. The design is ideal for both residential and industrial/commercial buildings. The whole house fan implementation is described in detail at…
Invisco Whole House Fan Company in Temecula CA sells the highest performance fans in history. The ES6320 pulls 6,320 CFM at 505 watts through one 20 inch throat mounted high in attics. The ER8000 pulls 8000 CFM at 505 watts through one 20 inch…
Eichler was one of the most famous Mid Century Modern home builders in the 50s and 60s. His homes are all over California. Owners of his designs have not had a whole house fan to help cool their homes until now. I just invented the first rooftop to…
News for 2016! I have invented a thermostat for whole house fans that can be used on any installed fan. As you know, whole house fans should not be automatically started because there is no way to know if return air is available in the form of,…
"Tom, I would like to see that article. Where is it? And what kind of radiant barrier could cost so much and do so little?I am installing what I think will be the perfect solution for my 2800 sf 2 story. First a ridge vent on the 45 foot long clean…"
One of the many things I like about these forums is that I always learn something I did not know.
I am working to wrap my mind around insulation and heat flow in my home.
Your calculation "limit the surface temperature change to about 4 deg"…"
"Hal, I was hoping you would tell us what YOU used.
Bud, I did not say my attic was 90. I said my ceiling was 90 in the west facing bedroom at 4 PM in Temecula CA when the outside air was about 100. The attic was far hotter. In an earlier comment I…"