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Old 05-14-2011, 06:03 PM   #1
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Solar fans

Are solar fans worth the money? Do they work well? Reliable? Thoughts?

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Old 05-14-2011, 09:17 PM   #2
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I've never used one personally. Costco has some reviews on their site. Depends on if you have your required insulation and air sealed attic, etc. as to pay-back time:


Clothes taking longer to dry?
Clean the dryer screen in HOT water if using fabric softener sheets.
They leave a residue that impedes air-flow, costing you money.
Clean the ducting in the last six months? 17,000 dryer fires annually!
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:36 PM   #3
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If you calculate how much power you can collect in a square foot, it doesn't seem like any of the solar fans has nearly a big enough collector to power a motor big enough to really do much good.
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