WEST WAREHAM, Mass., May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventilation industry leader Tamarack Technologies (www.tamtech.com) CEO Tom Colasanto today recommended some alternatives to air conditioning for cooling and refreshing a home this summer.
"Air conditioning is the traditional way to cool a home, but it has drawbacks. It's expensive to operate and has the potential of creating health problems. When temperatures are very high day and night, air conditioning is probably the best option. But, there are other inexpensive cooling alternatives that operate most effectively when there's a simple ten-degree temperature difference between cool outside air and hot indoor air. As ventilation experts, we recognize the limitations of air conditioning and stress the benefits of alternative cooling," Colasanto said.
Colasanto emphasized that supplying fresh air to today's modern, super-insulated homes is extremely important. "A tightly wrapped home traps stale and even toxic air. Moving that air out is critical, especially for people with allergies or breathing issues. Air conditioners do not have that capability."
According to Colasanto, "A home's temperature should be between 72 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit for most people to be comfortable. Instead of using their air conditioners, homeowners can approach these temperatures with proper airflow. For starters, airflow from a floor or ceiling fan will evaporate skin moisture and take heat with it, creating a cooling effect. When outside air is 77 degrees or cooler, real temperature change can occur using a window fan. However, an even better solution -- a whole house fan – can exchange all the hot indoor air with cooler outside air and distribute it throughout the entire house."
"Today's modern whole house fans are no longer the noisy contraptions that many people remember. Today's fans are insulated, quiet, operate for pennies a day and – most important – get the job of cooling and refreshing a home done effortlessly. They're easy to install and some – including our own HV 1600 – can be remotely accessed via smartphone. Another factor: aesthetics. A whole house fan sits unseen in an attic or utility closet while it cools and refreshes."
According to Colasanto: "Consumers should consider purchasing a whole house fan as alternative cooling either standing alone or complementing their existing air conditioning system."
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