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Hawaii homeowners enjoy new cooling system

Summertime in Hawaii means that homeowners from Hawaii Kai to Ewa scramble to find ways to cool their homes without running up their energy bills. Some resign themselves to spending hundreds more in higher electricity bills that come from running air conditioning. Others will use an assortment of tricks to try and beat the heat. “My dad cut a hole in the wall of
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Still Time to Apply for Rebate for 2011 Whole House Fan Purchase

Did you set aside, or forget to to send in your rebate application for a Whole House Fan  purchased last year?  Don’t worry, Hawaii Energy is still accepting rebate application for fans purchased in 2011.   For a limited time, you can send in your overdue application and Hawaii Energy will process it for a $75.00 rebate.  But hurry, this offer is only good
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Island Cooling Brings the Breeze to the BIA Build it Green Expo

From Hawaii Kai to Makakilo, Hawaii’s homeowners are discovering the effectiveness of using a Whole House Fan to draw hot air out of a home and making living space comfortable. Island Cooling, Hawaii’s Whole House Fan and natural cooling company, will be demonstrating Whole House Fans at the Building Industry of Hawaii sponsored Build it Green Expo, Jan 28-30, 2012. Homeowners will see the
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Island Cooling in the News: KHNL, KGU, Olelo

February was a busy month for Island Cooling as both Ivan and Al Whitworth were regular guests on TV & Radio.  To start the month out, KGMB featured the New Hawaiian Home and mentioned the Whole House Fan that Island Cooling is supplying as an energy efficient feature. Meanwhile, Ivan Whitworth’s work with Ed Wagner’s Green home was featured on KHNL’s 2 PM Eco
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Cool Classrooms

In the coming year, we are really excited to start a new initiative; Cool Classrooms. It came about after speaking with teachers about a problem all to familiar for those of us raised here; hot classrooms.   Whole House Fans costs pennies to run and can be installed affordably in most any classroom.   We are setting aside contributions and are hoping to providing the products free of charge
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Hawaii Home and Remodeling

Island Cooling featured on Hawaii Home and Remodeling: Passive cooling Technologies or designs used to cool a space without power consumption. Examples of passive cooling include reducing the amount of heat that enters your home and removing heat with ventilation. The following are simple ideas for staying cool this summer. Because passive cooling requires little to no electricity, you can sit back and relax—you’re
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Island Cooling at the Hawaii Women’s Expo

Island Cooling is happy to announce our attendance of the 7th Annual Hawaii Women’s Expo, September 11th-13th 2009. We will be showcasing our Whole House Fans with a demonstration and product information so you can learn the eco-friendly and pocketbook friendly way to cool your home all year round. We hope to see you there! http://hawaiiwomanexpo.com


Earth day every day, for everyone

It’s all about the aina! We hope you all take a moment to consider how you can help mother nature today. Here are some events celebrating Earth Day in Hawaii: pr 10, 2009 – May 6, 2009 Big Island Kona Earth Day Festival 2009 The Kona Earth Festival invites you to join us in our annual community celebration of the land and sea! With
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Proper Air Ventilation – Relief from the heat

By Tim Ryan Star-Bulletin There are lots of ways to beat the heat in your home. And it doesn’t have to involve air conditioning. You can try ceiling paddle fans or portable tabletop fans but any system, even air conditioners, have to work harder if the home is not properly ventilated. Most homes have “passive” attic ventilation like eaves, gables or ridge vents. But
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Hawaii Green Living Expo

Check out our IslandFan (whole house fan) in action at The Green Living Expo Honolulu, Hawaii – January 30 & 31, 2009 Blaisdell Center – 700 Ward Ave., Honolulu, HI 96814 4pm to 8pm Friday 10am to 4pm Saturday Map It Each Green Living Expo will feature hundreds of exhibits divided into seven major zones, including: Green Building & Remodeling Healthy Living Organic Products
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