Eating Fletcher’s Corny dogs and riding the Crazy Mouse aren’t the only things we accomplished this year at the Texas State Fair.
There are always vendors hocking non-stick cookware, magic shoe erasers, blenders that make soup AND ice cream, hot tubs with strobe lights. That kind of crap.
This year, we fell for one of them…..
The Solar Star Solar Attic fan.
Sounds cool, Right?
We have spinner vents on our roof that rotate as the hot air rises to the top of the attic, like every other home does. The Solar Star Attic Fan runs completely on solar power, the hotter the sun’s rays…the more heat and moisture it pulls from the attic. It only takes about 30 minutes for a professional installer to install ……AND it installs right where a spinner is currently. So there are no new holes in our roof, only a slightly bigger one.
We started installing a radiant barrier a couple of summers ago. That’s right, SUMMERS. Our attic is about 130 degrees in the summer, hot enough to bake bread. No wonder we gave up after 4 panels.
Needless to say, there was a State Fair discount and a 30% tax credit on these babies.Yadda, yadda, yadda
A Dude (yes, he was a DUDE), Scott from Daylight Rangers, came out over the weekend, looked in the attic, said we only need 1 unit…and we had him on the roof with a saw in about 3 minutes.
Here’s a picture of him bending over….
ALL of my pictures were him bending over.
We started with this..
And now we have this ……
Not that we are expecting this thing to “air condition” our attic, but we are almost looking forward to next summer to see how well it works at pulling the heat out.