Attic Fan Installation
When the temperature climbs above 82°F and you decide to use air conditioning, you can shut the windows and crank up the air knowing that the attic fan will save up to 30% on cooling costs by getting rid of trapped super hot air that tends to collect in attics and cause heat to back up into the home.
- Prolong the life of your Air Conditioner
- Prolong the life of your Roof
- Reduce Cooling Costs
- Keep your Living Space Cool
- Professional Installation
- Saturday Installations Available
Attic fans are an essential part of your homes heating and cooling system. Heat naturally rises and will ultimately get trapped in attic space, this coupled with your roofs direct exposure to sunlight can elevate your attic to a blazing 160 degrees! Poor insulation, and tiny openings around light fixtures and attic access doors can constantly transfer these temperatures into living spaces, making them hot, humid and difficult to sleep in. A common misconception is that a ridge-vent on your roof’s peak will provide sufficient ventilation to cool the attic space. While there is a lot of truth to this, it simply is not enough to keep your attic cool. While comfort is a major reason people may choose to have an attic fan installed, there are also many other reasons that will save you money, aggravation and possible damage to your home.
As temperatures rise in your attic, that heat pours into you living space. Even with energy efficient windows in place, this heat becomes trapped and your air conditioning system battles to keep ahead of the heat coming down. Heat and moisture trapped in your attic can damage the roof shingles, the wood sheathing the shingles are attached to, the drywall over your top level, the insulation and any items you may have stored in your attic. Moisture can even cause mold and mildew to grow which is a safety concern for you and your family!
Having an attic fan will not only make your home more comfortable, it will also prolong the life of your attic, roof and all material associated with this. It will reduce the amount of time your A/C runs and promotes healthy ventilation.
Attic temperatures can get up to 150°F without an attic fan. Attic fans create a positive air-flow through your attic that does not rely on wind or require excessive passive venting. Excessive passive venting can cause excessive moisture infiltration in the form of snow or rain. The attic fan is normally mounted up on the roof of the home toward the back about two feet down from the peak. It goes on and off automatically with a thermostat, so it only runs when it is beneficial. The attic fan has a flashing that fits in with the shingles and is water-proof. Attic fans use less than 300 Watts, and offer these important advantages:
- Lowers upstairs room temperatures by 10°.
- Lengthens roof life by keeping shingles cooler.
- With an optional humidistat, keep attics dry during winter months.
- Saves up to 30% on air-conditioning costs.
The exact savings obtained depends on several factors like: the color of your roof, if the home is shaded, the amount of insulation you have, and the efficiency of your cooling system. Ideally, an attic fan installation will pay for itself within 3 years. A high quality attic fan is recommended. A heavy screen is required to stop pests. All metal construction is preferred as plastic fans do not hold up as well and over time will crack. A quality thermostat is also essential to save from climbing up into the attic for resetting. A firestat, which shuts the attic fan off for extremely high temperatures, is needed in case of a home fire. A permanently lubricated motor, insures quiet, maintenance-free operation.
Our attic fans consist of all metal construction, so there is no need to worry.