“Go ahead, let your attic fans suck”
If you’ve been reading about how attic fans supposedly suck air through your ceiling and all of your air-conditioning with it. Well here’s the truth. If you have a gap in your ceiling some air will go through it. So before you turn on your heater, your air-conditioner, and your humidifier and definitely before you add any more insulation you should seal all those gaps up. In the mean time just be thankful for the extra oxygen you’ll be breathing.
What I’m not seeing anyone talk about is oxygen. These self-appointed experts who have never been in an attic, let alone 15,000 attics like I have, are obsessing on energy. So much so that life-giving oxygen is flatly ignored. Let’s be reasonable, you need fresh air or your going to die. Seal up your house and stay inside and you’ll be dead in less than a week. I sleep with my window open year-round so I won’t die.
If you read the instructions that come with all attic fans they say that you have to install intake vents to make sure that there is enough intake “make up” air coming in from the outside. Sadly, this just sounds boring and some installers skip this step. Intake vents whether in the soffits, gable walls, or roofs lower the suction in the attic so if some air is leaking through it’ll only be a very little, just enough to keep us all alive. Open a window a little and you’ll know that the air coming into your house is not coming from the crawl space or the chimney.
Here’s a fact that all these self-appointed experts obviously have never considered; Fact: There is no shortage of energy in the universe. So while my days are numbered, energy will always be here until God rolls up our reality like a scroll. So to me the shortage is in the days of my life, I sleep with the window open so I will live longer and not be like the poor government workers working in government buildings so air-tight they literally get sick.
So get 5 to 10 degrees cooler upstairs by getting rid of the 150 degree attic air that heats your insulation, your rafters, your joists, your shingles and by later in the day backs up and starts to heat you!
Quality verses Price – Attic Fan
Grant Troyer from Vancouver just bought a Jet Fan and proudly proclaims that “Quality is NOT the same as Price” … and something about doing it right the first time!
Grant liked that it is American made which supports American workers and the fact that he won’t have to go up and mess with his attic fan anymore.
We can’t agree more: when you compare Quality verses Price the Jet Fan Attic Fan’s thick aluminum housing will last forever and never rust and the quiet and efficient motor will last ten years even if you never oil it and you can oil it if you want and it’s easily replaced. Shoot, if you actually oil it, the motor will last 30 years. The snap action thermostat positively turns the attic fan on and off at appropriate times and has a firestat with it so if there’s ever a fire in your house the fan will shut off when it senses 180 degrees temperature which would happen quickly in a fire situation. So save time and aggravation and labor costs for having to replace your cheap attic fan over and over.
Jet Fan is a Higher Quality American-Made Roof-Top Fan Attic Fan
Save Heat – Expert advice from Jet Fan Man:
Saving heat is usually suggested in simple ways: sealing around windows, doors, and the attic access; insulating the attic and foundation walls as possible.
Heat moves three ways: by conduction, convection and radiation. But there’s another way you are losing heat that contractors don’t like to talk about because it’s harder to fix. Water vapor.
It takes heat to make water evaporate and this latent heat is lost when vapor escapes. So by stopping the vapor, you keep the heat. So before you insulate your attic make sure gaps in your ceiling through light fixtures or around electircal conduit are sealed up first.
Vapor cannot be stopped by fiberglass bats or any kind of loose fill insulation. Insulation slows the movement of heat but does very little to slow water vapor that is actually lighter than air and is constantly pushing up rising into your attic through gaps and through the insulation.
Honestly the building industry has not taken this very seriously and it’s time they did. Vapor not only takes heat with it, but when it gets to the cold side of the insulation it can condense and cause mold and rot.
Seal first, then insulate.
For answers to your home questions call:
Jeff Tideman, “Jet Fan Man” for a FREE Consultation.