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 Posted: Fri Jan 1st, 2021 10:49 pm
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Bob Hrichak
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 Posted: Fri Jan 1st, 2021 11:46 pm
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They go to an attic fan. The best thing there is to quickly cool the house in a matter of minutes. 👍

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 Posted: Sat Jan 2nd, 2021 02:01 am
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Any attic fans would have to be pointing outside from the attic and there is nowhere for that to happen as there are no holes in the brick walls or roof. Also no venting into the attic so it can draw hot air up and then out. Strange. Maybe the switches were installed but the fans never were. I guess I'll have to get access to the attic to look around.

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 Posted: Sat Jan 2nd, 2021 02:27 am
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Attic fans are generally in a hallway with louvered doors on them.  They blow air from the house into the attic, not outside.  I wonder if someone drywalled over the hole and left the switches? 

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 Posted: Sat Jan 2nd, 2021 03:12 am
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It is possible that a fan was mounted in the second floor attic access panel at one time but replaced with a door when central air was installed. I'll take a look up there to see if there is an electrical outlet close by. That should be the tell tale sign. Thanks for the info.

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 Posted: Mon Jan 4th, 2021 06:17 am
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How old is your house if you don't mind me asking?
And I'm assuming you live in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania? If so, you're not too far from some of my family that lives in Pennsylvania, they live in and around the Myerstown, Pennsylvania Area of Lebanon County.

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