Power Attic Ventilator, 115 V, 1170 CFM
Average Rating: 4
|Type||Thermostatically Controlled Roof Mount|
|CFM @ 0.030-In. SP||1170|
|Max. Attic Area (Sq.-Ft.)||1650|
|Free Air Intake Required (Sq.-Ft.)||3.9|
|Dome Dia. (In.)||25|
|Dome Material||Weatherwood Steel|
|Thermostat Temp. (Deg. F)||60 to 120|
|Includes||Thermally Protected Motor|
Average Product Rating: 4based on 1 reviews
Helps combat the heatMonday, November 15, 2010
Like many homes in my neck o' the woods, my house does not have AC. I wanted something to vent the attic in hopes of making my house more comfortable on the few miserably hot days we have every year. So far the strategy has worked. My home is noticeably cooler, say 82F instead of 90F with the thermostat set to 100F. I can not speak for the product's longevity since I stalled it only recently.
Cost effective - easier on the bank account than installing AC. Relatively quiet - the sound is not intrusive but rather subtle background noise. Unlike my neighbor's TV which is obnoxiously loud.
The thermostat could be further down stream. I used a junction box and Romex to move the thermostat further away from the fan. This way I could place the thermostat away from any draft created when the fan kicked on. Not everyone has the desire to play amateur electrician.