Brower Home Power Hour
About This Show
Brower Home Power Hour:
Formerly the CHERP Energy Wise Forum, Brower Mechanical has now recrafted the program to further promote the process of home energy optimization thru home energy audits, insulation, windows, solar and more. Continuing the relationship with the non-profit Community Home Energy Retrofit Project (CHERP)monthly seminars are designed to provide access to virtually free home energy assessments ($300+ value!)that can then lead to maximizing government and utility rebates and incentives to both reduce expense and increase home values. An incredibly informative show to help anyone considering solar or home energy upgrades make the best investment decision utilizing the small solar process by reducing before producing. www.gosmallsolar.com.
Most Recent Episode
3-19-17: Shake, Rattle & Wheeze. Pros and cons of whole house fans.
6 days ago
Flip the switch, brace yourself as the louvers flap around and begin to shake like a baby's rattle. The fan begins turning slowly at first, then faster and faster and you hear the low hum turn into the full blown sound of a propeller spinning on a winged aircraft. Finally, your hair begins to blow back as the outside air is pulled in thru the open windows and any other opening the fan can suck air through and then, ahhhh. Cooler air is entering the house and circulating thru it like the inside of a jet engine. Whoosh! OK, a bit dramatic but my how these whole house fans have changed. If you're in the market for a whole house fan, sit down, take notes and listen up. Today's show goes into the good the bad, the pros, the cons why and why not to consider a whole house fan as an option. There are a myriad of reasons to support the installation as well as an equal number of reasons it may not be right for you. And that's the difference between an HVAC contractor and a HOME SCIENCE contractor. Listening to what you're hoping to accomplish, knowing the products, and then being able to recommend what's best for your budget, your comfort and your health. After all, it's about affordability, comfort and health when it comes to the place you spend most of your time. Call Brower Mechanical today to find out whether or not that whole house fan makes sense for you. 916-624-0808 or visit www.gosmallsolar.com (To see the new technology in whole house fans, check out the showroom in Lincoln.)