COMMUNITY FORUM

unofornaio

01:37PM | 06/23/00
Member Since: 06/06/00
6 lifetime posts
Bvhvac
I live in the centrall valley of California and our summers here are brutial 99-105 daily (but it's a dry heat...right)anyway the home I recently purchased was built sometime in the 40-50s and has about 3" of rockwool insulation in the attic none in the side walls. My question is that when I wake up in the morning the outside temp. is cooler that the inside temp. Keep in mind this is after tuning off the A/C or evap. cooler durring the night because it was too cold in the house. Its as if the walls and celings are giving off there retained heat. I have installed a attic fan to keep the temp down up there and a misting system to keep the West side of the house from getting hotter that it would otherwise(about a 10-20)temp. reduction with them on. Anyone have any thoughts?

[This message has been edited by unofornaio (edited June 23, 2000).]

rpxlpx

07:43AM | 06/26/00
Member Since: 03/13/00
1678 lifetime posts
Is your house brick or stone? They hold a lot of heat. I would have guessed the attic to be the problem. Did you notice a big difference when the attic fan was installed? (Is this an attic ventilator that cools the attic or a house/attic fan that pulls air through the house and into the attic?) If it's the latter, I suggest you add a thermostat controlled attic ventilator fan. More blown insulation in the attic wouldn't hurt either. 3" isn't much.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

A simple banquette piled with pillows and lit from above with a wall sconce is a tempting spot to curl up with a favorite ... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... For windows, doors, and mirrors that could use a little definition, the Naples Etched Glass Border adds a decorative flora... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1