Install an attic fan

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Attics trap heat from the sun, and usually the air temperature inside an attic is much higher than the surrounding outside ambient air. At times when cooling systems are in operation, a hot attic will be adding an increased load on these cooling systems, no matter how much insulation is present, and a simple fan that brings the attic air temperature close to the temperature of the surrounding outside ambient air is an efficient remedy.

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No matter how efficient your heating and cooling equipment is, if your home is not properly sealed and insulated, you may not be as comfortable as you could be, and your heating and cooling systems will have to work harder. Additionally, if you have leaky or poorly insulated ductwork, your home might have humidity problems, excessive dust, or rooms that are never quite comfortable. Improving the building shell and sealing ducts can generally significantly improve your home.