Solar Attic Fans: How They Work to Improve Home Ventilation

Solar Attic Fans: How They Work to Improve Home Ventilation

Solar Attic Fans: How They Work to Improve Home VentilationAs the summer months quickly approach, many Georgians begin planning for refuge from the heat indoors. Some may bask in the cool of an air conditioner while others stock-up on fans and Ice Pops in preparation for the season. But, no matter how you plan on shielding your family from the heat, remember that your home could use some extra protection, too. One great way to do that is with the addition of a solar attic fan to your home.

First, it’s important to understand how an attic fan differs from a whole-house fan. Unlike whole-house fans, which pull cool air in through a home’s opened windows to reduce its overall temperature, an attic fan’s sole purpose is to help regulate the temperature and moisture of a home’s attic. And, while this effort may seem futile since people rarely spend time up there, it’s actually a very important step in protecting the integrity of your home while regulating its temperature.

Because of the excessive heat that accumulates in a home’s attic throughout a hot summer day, shingles and other roofing components are more vulnerable to deterioration, thus compromising your roof’s structure. Poor attic ventilation may also lead to moisture build-up, which can cause a number of other problems, including mold and rot. But the installation of an attic fan can work to correct these issues before a real problem occurs, by replacing superheated attic air with fresh air from outside.

Traditional attic fans require a significant amount of electricity to run, but by installing a solar attic fan, you can protect your attic from harmful heat and moisture without adding to your electricity bill. Best of all, they are easy to install and perform virtually effortlessly by turning on and off at the most favorable times of the day, depending on when your attic needs it the most.

Your attic can reach temperatures as high as 150 degrees during the hottest months. Protect it – and your whole home – by installing a solar attic fan. To learn more about how a solar attic fan can help your home, please contact us at Powers Heating and Air for a free estimate and consultation. We provide top-notch HVAC services to the Peachtree City area.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree City, Georgia and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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  1. Jody T says:

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  2. […] methods to ventilate attics are to install attic fans and vents. Equally importantly, it’s essential that attic vents are left open in cold weather to […]

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