The Benefits of an Attic Fan
With spring officially arrived, it will become increasingly warmer, which means you many homeowners will begin to look for ways to save on summer cooling costs. One means that can assist you in reducing energy costs is to contact Mister Sparky’s electricians in Huntsville, AL for attic fan installation. An attic fan regulates the temperature of a building’s attic by exhausting the hot air inside of an attic. There are a number of beneficial reasons for installing an attic fan in your home.
Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings
Attic fans draw cooler outside air in through soffit and gable vents, and blowing hot attic air outside. However, it is essential to ensure the soffit vents at the eaves are not blocked by insulation. When soffit vents are blocked, the attic fan is likely to pull air-conditioned air into the attic, creating a waste of energy.
With proper airflow in the attic, an attic fan will reduce the workload on the home’s air conditioning system. The installation of an attic fan is an excellent means of reducing the energy bill during the summer cooling season. Mister Sparky electricians in Huntsville, AL can provide the installation you need.
Attic fans with a thermostat enable you to set the operating temperature. For example, if the thermostat is set for the attic fan to run when the temperature reaches 100o F, the attic fan will automatically operate. Adequate insulation along the attic floor and proper sealing will prevent air exchange between the attic and the rest of the home, reducing the workload on the air conditioner. An attic fan will extend the life of the air conditioning system, while reducing both the cost of cooling, and the frequency of AC repair related to wear and tear. Contact Mister Sparky’s licensed electricians in Huntsville, AL today to schedule installation before the arrival of summer.
Extends the Life of Your Roof
Attic temperatures can exceed 160o F on hot summer days. Furthermore, even with proper insulation, heat can transfer into the living space below. Proper attic ventilation can reduce the attic temperature by as much as 50o F, resulting in a temperature reduction of 10o F in the living area below. Proper attic ventilation removes the excess accumulation of heat, reducing the cost of cooling, and extending the life of your roof.
An attic fan helps reduce the humidity level in a home. Air leaks occur around light fixtures, and exhaust fans. Showering and cooking creates moisture that rises entering the attic and creating moisture related problems if the space is not properly ventilated, especially in the winter. Mold can potentially develop in the insulation and wood structure, causing damage to the roof.
Why You Need Professional Installation
An attic fan ventilates the attic and cools the home when the project is completed properly. This is the reason you should hire a professional for the precise configuration required for your attics proper ventilation. Mister Sparky electricians in Huntsville, AL can inspect your attic space, and provide the professional attic fan installation you need.
An attic fan assists in the removal of moisture and transfers it out of the attic before it can cause serious damage to insulation, mold, and/or rot to the wood structure, and roofing materials. Spring is an ideal time for attic fan installation, contact Mister Sparky’s licensed electricians in Huntsville, AL for professional attic fan installation. Mister Sparky serves the North Alabama region, including Decatur, Athens, Huntsville, New Market, Toney, and surrounding areas.