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DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 06-07-2011, 01:08 PM
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Posted By 269afemur
Is there a temperature that the peak should be at?

Is there a temperature that the peak should be at?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 06-06-2011, 10:10 AM
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Posted By 269afemur
After a lot of research and figuring prices, it...

After a lot of research and figuring prices, it appears that this project is a little out of our budget at this time even if we do it ourselves.

What would happen if I just added some insulation...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-02-2011, 07:51 AM
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Posted By 269afemur
Seer rating?

Paul, whats a seer rating? The unit I am looking at has an energy star rating of 10.7 which is pretty good compared to most other units I have seen which are usually 9.4. But I haven't seen anything...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-02-2011, 07:48 AM
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Posted By 269afemur
Thanks for the replies.

I guess I should have given a little more information in my first post.
We bought the home with an old wall unit in the livingroom. It is very expensive to run, my best guess is it is from the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-01-2011, 03:01 PM
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Posted By 269afemur
110 vs. 220?

I am looking to put in a wall air conditioner unit this summer. I really need to keep the utility bills to a min. It seems like the better units are 220 volt, but will this be more expensive to run?...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 05-24-2011, 10:54 AM
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Posted By 269afemur
I like the smartvent, but I am hoping not to have...

I like the smartvent, but I am hoping not to have to put a roof on this house before we sell it.

I have been thinking of a powervent. Has anyone used one of these?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 05-16-2011, 10:08 AM
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Posted By 269afemur
Gable Vent Fan?

I called a contractor today and he suggested a fan for one of the gable vents. He said these work well in situations where you have little venting in the attic, and will help to keep airflow moving...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 05-15-2011, 09:28 AM
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Posted By 269afemur
Best type of ridge vent?

What would be the best type of vent to put in the top of the roof? Ridge vents or the old style vents that are about 12 by 12. I would think ridge vent, but we are on a bgudget, and the old kind...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 05-13-2011, 04:38 PM
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Posted By 269afemur
Thanks for the reply.

Thats kind of what I was thinking. I am just wondering how to put vents in at the bottom of the roof when the soffit is so small. It's only about 5 to 6 inches. The weird angle and as close as it is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 05-13-2011, 02:32 PM
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Posted By 269afemur
Why is my house so Hot!?!

Hey guys, I am new here and this is my first post.

I was hoping someone here would be able to tell me why our house is so hot in the warmer months, not just in the summer. We have no shade trees,...
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