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Old 07-29-2010, 03:16 PM   #1
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We have an older home, no air conditioner,, live in the deep south. we have soffit vents and gable vents at each end of attic. we were advised to get ridge vent and it would make our home cooler. is this true. no need to spend if it does'nt make a difference.

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It might. If your attic is sealed off from your house and you have a good layer of insulation between them, the temperature of the attic will effect the temperature in your house less.



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It might. If your attic is sealed off from your house and you have a good layer of insulation between them, the temperature of the attic will effect the temperature in your house less.



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You could also consider closing off the gable vents and installing a powered or solar attic fan instead of the ridge vent. Just make sure your soffit vents are appropriately sized. The power attic vent in this setup will move the hot air out faster. Also, adding more insulation will help.
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