The heat has arrived in San Diego and chances are it’s well into the ’80s where you live. Did you know that your attic could reach 150 degrees Fahrenheit when it’s 80 degrees outside? Sure, you don’t live in your attic, but it makes it difficult to lower your house temperature to a comfortable setting. An attic fan can bring many benefits to your home and help keep your house cooler.
The installation of an attic fan will circulate the air in the desired space. The constant airflow can lower the attic temperature by 50 degrees. The dramatic temperature difference will correlate with your house cooling faster and staying cool longer.
An attic fan can also prolong the life of your roof. Daily routines and household chores can bring long-term damage to the attic and structure of the roof. Activities such as, showering, laundry, and cooking can cause moisture to build up in the attic, which can cause mold to grow in the insulation and wood structures. By installing an attic fan, the air would circulate and hot air removed.
The costs and usage of an air conditioning system can be reduced with an attic fan. By eliminating high excessive temperatures in your attic space, the air conditioner won’t have to work as hard or as long to keep the house cool. This, in turn, will lower energy costs and keep your home running efficiently. Solar-powered attic fans run solely on the sun’s energy and are no extra cost to your electricity bill. Thermostat attic fans can be set to turn on once the attic reaches a certain temperature.
An attic fan is just another way to help you save money and have your home operating energy efficiently.