Ways to cool in Hawaii
Hello, I’m in a zone-1 area, specifically, the Leeward side (hot dry!) of Oahu. My house was built in the 80’s, has minimal to no insulation and none in the attic, and only has window-unit AC (mounted in the wall). I prefer not to use the AC when at all possible, but as the summer comes on, it ends up getting hotter inside than outside with a breeze despite having the windows and garage open.
Because there is no attic insulation, and the attic does get exceptionally hot, would an attic fan be of benefit in this instance? I currently can feel warmth radiating from ceiling fixtures (turned off), so I think there is some fair amount of transference of air from attic to house.
I have no concern of it getting ‘too cold’ in the winter months, and generally nights are pleasant.
I would like to explore options to keep my cool in the summer, without using the window units, or spending lots of time and money getting fiberglass all over my house by insulating the ceiling.
Thank you for your advice!
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