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2016 Blog

During a Pleasanton home inspection, a creative solution for cooling the attic space was spotted… yes, a table top fan was tied to the roof directly under a roof vent.

On a hot summer day, attic temperatures can easily hit 135 - 150F with a dark color asphalt shingle roof.

This was a sizeable attic space and it would take a lot of air volume moving through the attic for any significant cooling to take place. A single 12" oscillating fan set to the stationary position has a negligible effect on attic cooling... it's a waste of electricity and since it was plugged in an extension cord, a potential fire concern.