Attic Ventilation Solution: Use Soffit and Ridge Vents in Your Attic for Effective Ventilation

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Tom Kraeutler
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I've heard you say many times that using an attic fan sucks cooled air right out of the house and that it's better to rely on soffit and ridge vents. Is that still true if you ONLY have soffit vents?  We don't have ridge vents and my husband reminds me how we fight with the extreme heat on the second floor of our home. 

Also, is it still better to shut off the attic fan with just the soffit vents providing attic ventilation and just count on the A/C now, or do you have another suggestion to help with our attic ventilation?