I've been thinking about writing about this as well! =)
The big complaint that leads to an attic fan request is usually a hot second floor, which can largely be mitigated by air sealing the attic and installing a generous bit of insulation - drastically reducing conduction and convection. All of a sudden that attic fan isn't needed, anyway.
Or the walls could be getting heated up by the sun during the day and conducting into the house during the evening (like my master bedroom or the brick house I audited yesterday).
Of course, an oversized AC that cools the first floor quickly, satisfies the thermostat then shuts off the AC before the second floor gets cooled could also be a root cause.
The only way to figure it out is to go look, house by house, room by room and design a solution to fit the homeowner and the home. Yay energy audits!
This story is so ignorant it hurts!!! I was quit interested until I got to the part where it told about Phillip Morris being in contact with former drug lords for a possible distribution ring….OMG!!! I live in the state of Washington and FYI…..we became “state” legal on Jan. 1st but the rules are as such, you can be a grower, processor, or retailer. You can be a grower and/or a processor but neither can be a retailer and any retail product has to be ONLY bought/sold in the state of WA. So……if Phillip Morris wants a piece of the WA market then they will have to set up shop in WA, buy WA cannabis to create their product, and have a WA cannabis retail store in order to sell their product……and at this time, all limited retail licenses have been issued. I’m a grower, I know the rules and this story sticks as bad as Mexican cannabis!!!!!