Your attic acts as an insulation between the terrace and the living room.
Attic windows open or closed.
The house that i live in also has windows in the attic which are my dormers.
I have windows at either end of the attic.
I have my windows opened and my sister in law came over.
We do get bugs flies in the summer ladybugs in the fall.
Sat oct 27 2007 2 19 pm if you have functioning ridge and soffit vents you won t need to leave those windows open.
They are on the front and back of the house.
Open your windows before you turn on the fan.
I think you should do the reverse one.
This insulation resists the heat from the terrace to pass it directly to the living room.
After leaving the attic window open overnight it was amazing how cool it got in there.
My home has a whole house fan installed in the upstairs hallway ceiling when its cool at night that thing can suck the heat out of the house in record time.
Two schools of thought on this running the fan window closed will draw air from the rest of the house if it is open to it which may be a benefit otherwise if you have a heat reservoir in the attic and you simply want to replace the air with cooler air do this at night you open the window as far away as possible from the fan outlet.
I even built a screen to go over the entire window on the inside of the attic just to make doubly sure no birds or animals poked through the window screen.
It gets stifling and stale up there if we don t.
We leave our windows open all summer as well but i just closed them yesterday when it got cold.
Cooler outdoor air enters through open windows lowering the indoor temperature.
It even rained and the sill got wet but not the floor.
We have a large full attic.
Hello guys i have ventilation windows in the attic.
They have triple pane storm windows over them so i left the screen window down and have both windows open a crack to get air circulating in the attic.
In the late evening or early morning the fan is turned on to exhaust hot air from the house.
6 windows in all.
My question is that in the winter should they be left open or should they be closed.
A whole house fan is usually installed on the attic floor near the center of your house.
When the attic becomes part of the home to be heated and cooled open wall gable vents and roof vents are no longer feasible but the underside of the roof the sheathing and rafters can still.
2 are ornamental and the other 4 are regular functioning windows.
This insulation is penetrated if you open u.
During the summer they would open the windows to let the heat out and have cross ventilation.
One on each end of the house.
In the summer i open them.