Attic Fan Ventilation Installation
Installing an attic fan can reduce your air conditioning bill substantially and increase the comfort level in your home.
Too often, attic ventilation is overlooked, not to mention ignored as a place for energy savings. That’s where attic ventilation solutions make sense. Consider this: air trapped in your attic can easily reach 150° or more. Left untreated, that heat finds its way into your home, increasing the load on your air conditioner. With an attic fan, you could lower your attic temperature up to 60 degrees F with a manual adjustment thermostat that only turns on when it’s hot and turns off once it reaches temperature. That’s why attic ventilation is critical to making any home more comfortable and cooler while lowering energy costs. Air-conditioners can run less and won’t have to work as hard. Humid, stagnant air can be removed, drawing fresh dry air across the surfaces. Your attic can be drier and cooler – the perfect tools to help fight potential moisture damage.
Reduce your energy bill and increase the comfort level in your home.
Attic ventilation is essential in making any home more comfortable while lowering energy costs. Air-conditioners can run less and won’t have to work as hard. Humid, stagnant air can be removed, drawing fresh dry air across the surfaces. Your attic can be drier and cooler – the perfect tools to help fight potential moisture damage. Attics get hot because your roof takes the full brunt of the Sun’s energy. As the Sun beats down on your roof, the shingles heat up – reaching temperatures up to 150°F. This heat is transferred through the shingles, to the roof deck, to the lumber and rafters, and to anything else inside the attic. All of these materials will absorb and radiate the heat.
Remove damaging moisture from attic.
Cool evening air can create condensation that collects on insulation and wood during the summer. In the winter, moisture escaping from the home’s living space can condense in the attic on wood and insulation, which can lead to damaging rot and costly repairs. Wet insulation loses its effectiveness and can cultivate mold or mildew, cause stains or crumbled ceilings. A properly ventilated attic helps remove harmful moisture.
Attic fans are intended to cool hot attics by drawing in cooler outside air from attic vents (soffit and gable) and pushing hot air to the outside. However, if your attic has blocked soffit vents and is not well-sealed from the rest of the house, attic fans will suck cool conditioned air up out of the house and into the attic. This will use more energy and make your air conditioner work harder, which will increase your summer utility bill.
Call us today at (626) 286-3157 for more information on attic fans for your home.