It gets hot in our area, and one part of your home that you can always count on being warm during the summer months is your attic space. It isn’t unusual for attic spaces to be poorly insulated and/or poorly ventilated, but not many homeowners realize just how much this excess heat can affect your home’s structure and indoor temperature. But there’s a simple way to add great ventilation to your attic space without breaking your wallet: hire a trained electrician from D’Spain Sales & Service, Inc., to install an attic fan in your Boerne, TX, home.
What Does an Attic Fan Do?
Attic fans can be installed into your roof or a gable, and are equipped with a thermostat that cues the fan to turn on when the heat inside your attic reaches a certain temperature. The fan expels the excess heat, creating circulation in the attic that allows fresh air to be drawn in from soffits and other ventilation points.
Why Is Ventilation Important?
It only takes an outside temperature in the 80s to push the temperature of your attic as high as 150 degrees. An attic fan can cool your attic as much as 50 degrees while also improving the ventilation.
What Are the Benefits of Attic Fans?
- Helps reduce the workload on your AC – heat doesn’t stand still, it moves, and one of the natural laws of heat is that it will always seek cool air. This means that the hot air that accumulates in your attic space will seek the cooler air in your home’s living spaces. Your AC will have to combat this excess heat by working harder. However, with an attic fan helping to push the heat along, you can reduce the workload on your AC and save some energy.
- Extends the life of your roof – excess heat in your attic will heat the roofing materials from underneath, causing them to dry and become brittle. Removing the excess heat with an attic fan helps to significantly reduce and/or eliminate this problem.
Attic fans are typically connected directly to your home’s electrical system, which is one of the reasons why it’s important to hire an expert for installation.
Does your home need an attic fan, or does an older one need replacement? Call us today!