Tamarack Technologies CEO Tom Colasanto today announced the first fan in a series of new ‘intelligent’ whole house fans. The Infinity iFan® is designed to remotely refresh and replace hot stale air in a home with cooling outside air without the need to open a window.
“Our new Tamarack Infinity iFan® is revolutionary in that homeowners can access it remotely via their smart phone without having to open windows.All whole house fans currently rely on open windows to draw in outside cooling air, a fact that frequently worries homeowners who have security concerns.
“The iFan also constantly filters incoming air when engaged.”
How it works: The homeowner’s smart phone – using either Apple or Android operating systems -- engages a digital device which, in turn, activates the fan. Air is then channeled through a ducted system, pulling in cooler outside air and venting hot air out. “
The new Infinity iFan exchanges up to 2200 cfm of air in the home, ideal for a 1000 to 1500 square foot house.
“It’s important to note that this is not going to ‘condition’ the air but rather refresh it,”
said Tamarack Vice President of R&D Nelson Warner. ‘Outside temperatures – as with any whole house fan – will need to be at least ten degrees lower than the air temperature in the home for the optimal cooling effect to kick in.
“However, once started from any remote location, the iFan will immediately begin to create a more comfortable and welcoming home environment,” he added.
The iFan will most frequently be placed in an attic, but for those homes without an attic, it can be set up in a utility closet, washer/dryer room -- almost anywhere in the house
with access to an outside wall through ductwork.
“Obviously, we’re excited about this breakthrough product and looking forward to
other new developments in 2016. We believe this is a ‘game changer’ for our industry and a ‘winner’ for consumers who will live more comfortably with a Tamarack Infinity iFan in their homes,” Colasanto concluded.