attic ventilation

October 22, 2020

Cleaning Your Attic Can Also Help Your HVAC Run Efficiently

Cluttered attic? If it’s out of sight, it’s also perhaps out of mind, but it shouldn’t be. There are a number of reasons why a clean attic is desirable. For instance, a clean attic … Lessens the risk of fire. Discourages pests. Promotes cooler, drier conditions for storage. Also, clutter can impede workers who need access to pipes, electric wiring, and the HVAC system. There are other reasons why a clean attic is beneficial, but let’s focus on how clearing the clutter […]
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 […]
January 8, 2015

Properly Maintain Your Attic Fan for Long-Term Use

Even if your attic isn’t habitable, it can make a big impact on home comfort. That’s because this area is the interface between indoor and outdoor temperatures. During the winter, warm air can rise into your attic space and seep out. In contrast, during the summer, the sun heats your roof and radiates warmth down into your living areas. An attic fan can help manage attic temperatures, which means that knowing how to maintain your attic fan is essential for maintaining home comfort. When it’s hot outside, […]
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 […]