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Old 03-17-2012, 07:59 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by JakeBrake View Post

When we did our last roof job, we removed the electric powered attic vents and replaced them with wind powered turbine vents. Since the attic was so hot, the electric motors in the electic powered vents had a rather short life.
Thats probably a good move. Southface, an energy audit org that i volunteered at for a while, did a detailed analysis on powered attic ventalation. The bottom line was that you use more energy powering the fan than you save in cooling. I know I won't convince everyone here, but that's what I believe. Spend your money on more attic insulation and maybe radiant barrier.


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