Evaporative Coolers and Cool House Fan Integration

Category: 
Residential
Project Number: 
2.6
Start Year: 
2003
Markets Segments: 
Residential
Project Type: 
Hardware
Type of Technology: 
Evaporative Cooling
Organization: 
California Energy Commission - PIER program
Project Status: 
In Progress
Development

Evaluate if integrating a whole house fan with evaporative or vapor-compression cooling is economically viable and efficient to meet cooling needs in new low-income housing. Two controllers have been designed to achieve energy savings, one to integrate a whole-house fan with an evaporative cooler and another that one integrates an evaporative cooler with an air conditioner. An economizer system has also been designed and installed to work with an HVAC system for a manufactured home.
PM: Philip Spartz