TEMECULA: Seminar offers air conditioning alternatives
Inland Valley’s authority on low-cost and earth-friendly home improvement ideas will continue its Healthy Home Series with a free seminar on Wednesday, June 19. In partnership with Direct Electric, Habitat for Humanity Inland Valley will host a class about whole-house fans that naturally cool any home. The seminar will also provide local resources for homeowners needing reprieves on energy bills.
According to Direct Electric, whole-house fans are a way to provide natural cooling for any home. Whole-house fans are used in lieu of air conditioning throughout the evening and night, thus providing substantial energy savings. Another primary reason for ventilation with a whole-house fan is to dilute indoor air pollutants, odors and excess moisture. Direct Electric will demonstrate how a whole-house fan works and discuss cost analysis compared with air conditioning a home.
Additionally, the Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) has initiated a new program to assist homeowners with financing energy-efficient upgrades to their home, which will be shared during the seminar. The HERO program provides low-interest loans to homeowners with a minimum of 10 percent equity in their home. No credit check, $0 down payment and payments are made with property tax payments.