"Roderick, I see that comments here have waned since the 6th.There are a lot of comments before that.
I want to respond to your comments about Airscape. Neil, the founder, went to a great deal of time trouble and , likely, expense to create the…"
"@ Tedd - Respectfully, sir, I see no indication here that anyone is intending to "lie" or perpetuate myths. Instead, I see colleagues from different parts of the country sharing their informed and HONEST opinions. Frankly, that's all…"
Radiant barrier certainly works well when installed as you are doing. you should meter attic temperature before and after for a delta. Make sure the outside temperature is also included. Kudos to your association for allowing you to…"
"WHFs are ideal for the bay Area and Sacramento valley because of the sudden temperature drop.
I used to install Tamaracks until the Airscape came along around 2004-5.
The customer service at that time was so bad at Tamarack that I never went back -…"
You have done a lot to improve your home. You might be intrigued by the upgrade I am planning for my 2 story here. I have applied for and received permission from my HOA to install a ridge vent. This will be one of the first in Temecula and…"
"Thank you Nate Adams,
Thanks for taking the time to carefully write up the issues with Whole House fans from
a building science perspective. with all the pros and cons.
Energy Auditor Seattle
While I agree with fix the house anywhere in the country before adding measures. AC is not installed in many homes here in Southern California which includes mine and Kurt Shafers area. Moisture is normally not a problem we are a warm dry…"
Your experience is a good one and you are right about finding the best system for each home's unique needs.
Tamarack makes an excellent product but it is a bit costly on a dollar per CFM basis.
Their motorized and insulated…"
"Nate, no kidding, I didn't realize till just now that was your video! (I guess I should pay closer attention to my sources.) It's orders of magnitude better than 99.9% of what I see out here, and I've shared it recently in our…"
"Thank you, David! There are a lot of costs to whole house fans, and I've become less of a fan of them (no pun intended) as my Building Science knowledge has increased. Here are a few that come to mind for my climate in Cleveland:
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