Our newest model of whole house fan, the 5.0e, is has been available on our website since spring. We’re extremely excited about it. Not only is this our first new fan in several years, but it is also our most powerful and our most efficient fan ever. Moreover, we’re manufacturing a greater portion of this fan “in-house” at our Medford, Oregon facility than any of our other fans. We’re also seeking a patent for some of the innovations behind its performance. As our patent is finally “pending”, we can now share the story of the 5.0e’s development.
Carbon Dioxide emissions are in the news again as we experience more violent weather in 2014 and a drought in the west.
We know our customers care about reducing energy consumption and the corresponding Carbon emission reduction. So when time came to upgrade our production machinery and assembly lines we made sure we choose equipment that has the lowest energy footprint possible. For example our high speed CNC punch is an AC servo motor driven turret which uses less than half the energy of a typical hydraulic machine and a 1/3 of the energy use of a machine of 15 years ago.
In addition, we made the conscious choice to supply the energy required to produce our whole house fans from renewable sources. Today, our on-site Solar PV array provides all the energy required to power our cutting and punching equipment as well as a significant portion of our assembly line.
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Building in America …
Our assembly lines are busy, and the parking lot is full.
Our whole house fans are built out of aluminum and galvanized steel panels. The flat parts have already been “punched” out of 4 x 8 sheets of aluminum or steel. As you’ll see below, there’s still a lot of processing like bending (on the Accurpress brake) and adding studs and fasteners with the PEM machine.