An attic fan can help to bring your electric bill down and increase your comfort this summer. While there are two types of attic fans, one which is installed in the attic floor and ventilates the living space, the other, and the purpose of this blog is a powered attic fan, also called a gable fan. Its purpose is to remove heat from the attic, pulling in fresh, cooler outdoor air through gable and soffit vents. By reducing the attic temperature, which can reach 150 degrees F or more, the gable fan helps to extend the life of the roof structure and its shingles, preventing the deterioration caused by the attic heat below. In addition, by reducing the attic temperature, the attic fan helps to prevent the migration of attic heat from entering the living space. This results in an average reduction of living space temperature of 10 degrees F or more. Even in well insulated attics, heat can affect the living space below, reducing your comfort. Mister Sparky electricians in Huntsville, AL can provide the professional installation for you.
The attic fan is controlled by a thermostat, automatically starting when the attic temperature reaches a specific temperature. However, the attic fan removes more than just heat. For example, showering creates moisture that rises into the attic. Without adequate ventilation, the moisture can result in mold in the attic. Furthermore, when freezing temperatures are present, this moisture can freeze causing damage to the roof. Mister Sparky electricians in Huntsville, AL can provide a professional attic fan installation for you.
Adequate attic insulation and proper sealing will prevent air exchange between the attic and the home’s air conditioned air, while reducing the workload on the air AC. As a result of a cooler attic and therefore cooler living space, an attic fan can help to extend the life of the air conditioning unit. However, light fixtures should only be sealed around the electrical box’s exterior rim. Never cover the area over the electrical box itself, with insulation or other materials. Doing so can result in an overheated light fixture and a house fire. Mister Sparky electricians in Huntsville, AL can provide proper sealing around light fixtures and other intrusions for your peace of mind. Contact Mister Sparky licensed electricians in Huntsville, AL to schedule installation.
An attic fan removes both the moisture and the heat from the attic, while pulling cooler outdoor air through the attic. Once the attic fan is installed, the roof will benefit, and you should see the air conditioner running less often, saving you money. Contact Mister Sparky electricians in Huntsville, AL for attic fan installation.
Ceiling fans do not actually lower the indoor temperature. A fan can make you feel cooler. Because you feel cooler, you can raise the temperature on the thermostat, reducing your cost of air conditioning. Ceiling fans remove moisture from your skin by accelerating the process of evaporation. Ceiling fans can both cool you in the summer and help to warm you in the winter. During the winter, heat rises, accumulating near the ceiling. A ceiling fan brings the warm air back down to your level. During the summer, you change the direction the blades blow by reversing the switch, and the fan helps make you more comfortable during the summer. Mister Sparky electricians in Huntsville, AL can provide the ceiling fan installation you need.
An attic fan, however, actually pulls the heat out of attic, with cooler air brought in to help control the temperature. As a result, the temperature in the living space is cooler. When both ceiling and an attic fan is installed, you will be more comfortable, and your energy bills should decrease. Mister Sparky electricians in Huntsville, AL can provide the installation of attic and ceiling fans for your home.
How well an attic fan he fan size will need to be based on the attic size and design. Hiring Mister Sparky electricians in Huntsville, AL ensures a proper installation accurately sized and designed for your home. Mister Sparky electricians in Huntsville, AL can provide the professional attic fan installation you require.
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