Latest Discussions : Basement & Foundation

SteveH67

07:43PM | 05/17/01
Member Since: 05/16/01
2 lifetime posts
From a previous home I am sold on the use of a powered attic exhaust fan (not a whole house fan). I recently moved into a new home with minimal ventilation. I am trying to determine whether I should purchase standard, electric attic fans or if I should get solar powered fans. I'm familiar with electric fans, but have no info on solar powered fans beyond what I've found online.

What are the pitfalls of a solar powered unit? Are there any specs I should be aware of, etc. I've checked into any "breaks" offered by the state for the use of solar items. No such luck in my state.

Thanks!!!

The Insulator

06:15AM | 05/18/01
Member Since: 01/25/00
14 lifetime posts
It depends on the climate where your at (Is it predominately hot or cold?). Power vents (This includes turbine vents) are only for hot climates & should not be used in cold climates.

SteveH67

06:33AM | 05/25/01
Member Since: 05/16/01
2 lifetime posts
I live in a predominantly hot area (Oklahoma). It is not unusual to get several days in a row at or above 100 degrees.

rpxlpx

04:25AM | 06/12/01
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
Whichever type you choose, make sure it's thermostat controlled. Then it only runs in hot weather.


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