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Old 06-25-2008, 01:19 AM   #1
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Attic fans and a few other things


I was on this site and I found a link for Solar Attic fans. Does anyone know anything about these things? I just have regular vents, no fans.

Here's the link to the blog I found it in... www.informationarticles4u.info

I also saw something about Wind power generator that installs on the roof. I live in Vegas and it gets pretty windy. Does anyone have a windpower generator and is it worth the investment? My dad built a woodburning heater/waterheater for his house in wisconsin and it cut his gas costs down from $150+ per month to about $20 per month. Huge HUGE difference and now he is in great shape from hauling wood every day, all day. The damn thing cost him almost $10k tho.

There are some good links for green stuff on that blog, even if the articles are kinda generic.

Any info on the wind generator and the Attic Fans would help, I hear the attic fans help reduce attic heat which can make your AC unit work harder and raising your power bills.

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There is plenty of info on the Internet about attic cooling. The bottom line is this: Nearly all home attics are inadequately vented, even the new ones. If you have enough ridge line, install a ridge vent. If not, install at least 2 of the 14 inch turbine vents, more if your home is larger than 1,500 sq ft. Quadruple your eave vents. Insure that your attic is insulated with at least 18 inches. Make sure all eave vents actually do vent into the attic. Use a leaf blower to clear those plugged with insulation.
That should get you started, and save you lots of $$$$$

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You can also research the wind turbines online. There are some verticle axis ones that look quite promising for the homeowner....if you have the wind.
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Ya, my house is about 2400 sf. I'll look into more venting and some fans. Thanks.
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