Patrick's -- along with the attic fan
that draws air up through the medallion in the center of the lower dome -- involved an estimated $100,000 expenditure for dome work beneath the copper cupola.
Like attic fans
and cross ventilation, the traditional knowledge of trees seems to be fading from architectural memory.
"A simple attic fan
can save 20 percent to 30 percent on air conditioning bills.
Do you agree with closing the ridge and soffit vents and eliminating the attic fan
? They claim this will significantly reduce air infiltration into my home and save loads of energy, but I am concerned about what might happen to my rafters, sheathing and asphalt roof shingles by cutting off the air circulation in the attic.
To install a solar attic fan
, cut an opening in your roof from the outside, according to the fan manufacturer's specifications, and mount the fan with flashing to prevent leakage.
A home builder may find it easier to sell a prospective buyer a solar powered attic fan
or security lighting than a whole house PV system.
We rely on woodheat for the winter and have installed an attic fan
which keeps us cool in the evenings.
Solatube's Solar Star attic fan
circulates air at 800 cubic feet per minute, providing coverage up to 1,200 square feet.
If your business or residence is located in Greater Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach or Monroe county, a professionally installed grid-connected photovoltaic system, solar water heater, solar pool heater, solar attic fan
or daylighting system from http://Heliotropics.com could save you thousands of dollars in taxes and utility bills while raising your property value and lowering your carbon footprint.
You haven't mentioned any other type of ventilation besides the attic fan
, which you are only using in the summer.