Affordable home cooling brand Nature’s Cooling Solutions says its newly introduced EcoBreeze 2.1 is a smart window fan that offers reduced cooling costs and more environmentally friendly levels of energy consumption than traditional air conditioning options.
“This second generation smart fan builds on the original by using cool, fresh outdoor air in an automated ventilation system to reduce electricity, filter the air of pollen, mold and dust and increase indoor comfort in an overall environmentally way,” the Tucson, Ariz.-based company says.
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EcoBreeze 2.1, the company explains, leverages natural cooling in an automatic, affordable and easy-to-use way to offset the costs and environmental impact of modern air conditioning. “According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, space cooling represents 16 percent of the total electricity used in U.S. homes annually,” Nature’s Cooling says. “Residential air conditioning costs U.S. consumers $28 billion annually while generating 100 million tons of carbon dioxide every year.”
The new EcoBreeze 2.1, however, uses 97 percent less energy than a traditional AC unit (using only an amount equivalent to a single LED lightbulb), with overall home energy savings varying by climate zone, the company claims. As a cooling solution for homes with and without air conditioning, the EcoBreeze 2.1 with temperature gauging technology automatically uses cool, filtered outside air when at a lower temperature than indoor air.
By setting the EcoBreeze 2.1 temperature below the AC temperature when the two units are used in tandem, the AC will only turn on when the outdoor air is too hot or humid. In that instance, the EcoBreeze 2.1 seals up automatically to keep hot or humid air outside. Fan settings can be set to automatic or one of five manual speeds.
“Using smart technology, the EcoBreeze 2.1 continuously compares indoor and outdoor humidity to avoid cooling with humid outdoor air when the AC is on,” the company explains. “Humidity lockout can be turned off in dry climates. The air intake is designed so the unit can cool even during rainy weather. A smart design and rain guard feature keep stormy weather from passing through the unit.”
The EcoBreeze 2.1 is ideal for any house, but it is especially useful in those remodeling or retrofit situations where the budget is small or a remodeler or contractors cannot add a whole-house system. The unit is easy to install using simple tools and comes with weather strips and insulated side panels to seal the unit in windows sized 20 to 35 inches. Optional 6-inch extenders are available to accommodate wider windows. The company says the Installation insulation exceeds Energy Star requirement Room Air Conditioners Specification Version 4.0.
Founded in 2010, Nature’s Cooling Solutions says its mission is to find more affordable and more environmentally friendly way to keep our homes cool, while maintaining the convenience homeowners expect.
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