An attic is an integral part of the home. It provides valuable storage space, but more often than not, that space is uninsulated. This means that there isn’t insulation to regulate the attic temperature: when it is cold outside, the attic becomes cold. When summer arrives, the attic becomes hot. An attic that gets too hot can be dangerous, so many people have an attic fan installed by a professional. These fans are usually installed in the gable wall or in the roof’s slope, and they are thermostatically controlled. They turn on and off in response to the attic temperature, helping to decrease the danger of heat buildup. Attic fan installation can have several benefits for the whole house as well, not just the attic.
An Attic Fan Installation Will Protect The Roof
When your attic gets hot, that heat has a natural tendency to rise, which means that it passes through the roof to escape. While this may not seem like a big deal, over years of hot summers, this heat transfer can prematurely age your roof shingles and damage your roof. The movement of hot air through the roof could also transport moisture and encourage mold growth, another problem that could harm your roof over time.
Keeps Your Home Comfortable
Most people don’t consider the temperature of their attic, especially if they aren’t spending any time in the attic. However, the attic can affect the temperature throughout an entire house! A hot attic can make the rest of the house hot too. By investing in a thermostatically-controlled attic fan installation, the whole house will feel more comfortable for all residents within.
Decreases Utility Costs
An attic fan installation can also potentially cut down on utility costs. That’s right, cooling the attic will keep you comfortable and save you money on electrical bills. Everyone likes to save money, and it’s an especially nice benefit to the relatively simple job of having an attic fan installed. Plus, there are even solar-powered options that require no use of electricity, which could potentially provide you with even more savings. Contact our team of master electricians to install your attic fan today or check out our gallery to see our work.
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