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Attic

August 29, 2013

That Heat Lurking in Your Attic: Ignore It, and It Could Sneak Into Your Living Space

Accumulated heat in your home’s attic can radiate through structural components and into the home’s living spaces. Attics are a significant source of heat gain if they aren’t adequately insulated and ventilated. Excessive heat in the attic causes the air conditioning to work harder in order to keep your home at the desired temperature, wasting energy and increasing utility spending. Here are tips to reduce heat in the attic of your home to prevent it from sneaking into your living […]
April 15, 2014

Controlling Attic Moisture Through Proper Insulation and Ventilation

Moisture in your attic can cause a number of financial and health issues for you and your family. Left unchecked, excess moisture in the air can lead to unsightly and dangerous mold and mildew forming on walls and eventually structural damage. On top of those problems, the attic can act as a hot or cold ‘sink,’ drawing temperate air from other parts of the home. This puts a drain upon your home energy use, resulting in higher energy bills. Recognizing […]
October 21, 2014

Should You Use Your Attic Fan in Fall?

As fall approaches, you may be wondering if you should be using attic fans to reduce your utility bills and improve indoor comfort levels. Although there is not a simple “yes” or “no” answer, analyzing the condition of your attic’s insulation and ventilation can help you make informed decisions when the time comes to decide whether or not to turn on your attic fan switch. Since attic fans are designed to cool hot attics by drawing in outdoor air through […]
March 12, 2015

Don’t Believe Everything You Hear About Attic Ventilation

In most homes, only a 1/2-inch thick ceiling separates the carefully controlled environment of your living space from the acute temperatures and humidity in your attic. The comfort level in your rooms below and the efficiency of your HVAC system all rely on proper attic ventilation. Getting ventilation right is a matter of distinguishing between what’s rumored and what’s actually proven. Here are four myths you may have heard about ventilating the attic: The More Ventilation, the Better You can have too much […]