This is Turtle.
First read the instruction that comes with it and it covers this.
Second i like 105ºF and cut out and the lowest cut in point you can get to the
105ºF. Now most of the time the high point will be 125ºF and cut out at 105ºF.
Depends on your climate. 'Round here in North Texas I set them at
least to 110 degrees. Set them much lower than that and they'll run
half the night trying to cool the attic since we see some nights here
that don't cool off to less than 90 degrees until after midnight!
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I recommend setting it as high as possible. This is because the fan
will put your attic into a negative pressure. If you have air
conditioning, any openings between house and attic like for ceiling
lights, ceiling fans, around tub showers, etc, fan will suck ac out of
the house. Any time you suck air out of the house, air will suck back
in somewhere else. This makes your attic cooler but actually increases
your cooling bill for the house. If you are doing work in the attic,
turn the fan thermostat down, otherwise turn it as high as possible.
Being an AC contractor, and having test equipment to measure this, you
couldn't GIVE me an attic exhause han. It acn also cause gas furnace
and water heater flues to back draft! Carbon Monoxide! Yuck! Depends
on your house, how tight is construction, how many openings between
house and attic, how many soffit vents, how big is fan etc.
One idea is to install 2 fans, one blowing air in and one blowing air
out. Attic pressure stays more neutral, less side effects. Then you
can turn the thermostats down without hurting things much.
How long do you want the fan to run? 24 hrs/day? 6 hrs?
It takes some effort experimenting, but here in the south, I want my
electric fan running no longer than until about an hour after sundown
during the summer months. That ends up being about 105 to 110
before it comes on at about noon.
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