Hip Vents for 12/12 pitch roof - any suggestions
I say remove the ridge vent and hip vent if youre using the fan to meet mfg. specs. They write them like this because their research has shown that the fan will suck air in through vents, as air takes the path of least resistance, and exhaust it through the fan. This leads to less than optimum turnover in the attic because you get good turnover at the top, but poor turnover at the bottom of the space.
If you want to save on air conditioning as well as force air through the attic, I would suggest a whole house fan. This will suck air through windows, doors, etc in the warm months, creating a breeze that does a tremendous job of cooling the house, as well as push air throughtthe attic and out of the vents.
Kinda like killing a flock of birds with one stone.
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Last edited by AaronB; 10-26-2006 at 11:32 AM.
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