When warm weather rolls around, you may find your upstairs rooms seem to stay warmer than the lower levels of your home – even when your AC is running. You may not think much of your attic in the summer, but the attic acts as a heat shield, and can significantly impact the temperature in the rest of your home.
As the sun’s rays come in contact with your roof, your home absorbs the heat radiated by the sun. Consequently, your attic space heats up and then conducts the heat down into your home through the frame and walls – forcing you to turn on the air conditioning to cool the house down. A simple solution to effectively reduce the heat in your attic and the temperature of your upstairs rooms is to install an attic fan.
How Attic Fans Work
Attic fans help cool your attic by pushing hot air from inside the attic out and bringing in cool air. Homes are built with passive heat-exchanging methods – cool air is drawn in from the soffit vents in your roof, and as the air temperature increases, the heat rises and ultimately exits through the gable vents in your attic.
While these passive methods provide a certain level of cooling, they do not circulate the air in your attic. Attic fans help push the hot air back outside much faster than passive methods, allowing less hot air will be able to radiate through your home, and effectively keeping the temperature in your house down and reducing the need to run your air conditioning as often.
The Top Reasons to Install an Attic Fan
When installed properly and working along with other factors in your home such as a well sealed attic floor, attic fans have a number of great benefits. First, they regulate the temperature in your home. This helps keep your home at a more consistent temperature, reducing the load on your air conditioner and saving money on your energy bill. As a result, the comfort of your home during the summer improves by letting the hot air in your attic escape.
This also helps humidity escape, reducing the risk of harmful mold and mildew growing in your attic. Mold is one of the biggest threats to the quality of air in your home. Each year, thousands of people are hospitalized due to the presence of household mold in their home.
Increase the Longevity of Your Roof With An Attic Fan
An attic fan can improve the life expectancy of your roof. Humidity is a huge problem in almost every attic in the mid-Atlantic region. Attic fans help remove excess moisture from attics before it causes expensive damage to your roof.
Keep Your Attic Fan Running With Professional Repairs
With so many great benefits to having an attic fan, you want to make sure it stays in excellent working condition. Our highly skilled technicians are able to provide effective repairs that will last. Michael & Son’s expert technicians are capable of servicing all of your fan needs, no matter the size of the job. Michael & Son Services offers installation of the attic to protect your family from the dangers of humidity and the smelting summer heat.
For a limited time, get $100 off an attic fan and save up to 30% on your cooling bills, extend the life of your roof, and lower upstairs room temperatures up to 10 degrees.