Cools the home in the summer, removes nasty moisture in the winter!
During the peak summer months, your attic’s temperature can rise to 160° or more. This heat build-up can then raise the temperature inside your home and increase the amount of electricity used by air conditioners and other cooling equipment.
Installing a Powered Attic Fan By Creative Air Solutions will help remove the heat build-up in your attic and bring your attic’s temperature down closer to the ambient outside temperature.
Benefits of an Attic Fan
In summer, temperatures in an unventilated attic can exceed 160 degrees F. A properly sized attic ventilation system will reduce attic temperature to 5-10 degrees F above the outdoor temperature. Ventilating the attic reduces the amount of heat transferred from the attic to the home, decreases the load on the air conditioning system (reducing your electric bill), and extends the life of the roof.
Everyday home activities such as cooking and showering create moisture which collects in the attic and promotes mold and mildew growth, reduces the effectiveness of insulation, and attacks the wooden attic structure. Year round fresh air circulation from an Attic Fan removes this moisture and prevents moisture related problems.
Things to Consider
The cost savings due to reduced air conditioner load depends on the price of electricity in your area, the amount of attic space in your home, the efficiency of your attic insulation, and the amount of ventilation your attic vent is able to provide. A typical installation will usually pay for itself in savings within 1-2 summers of use.
Properly sized attic vents are required to allow fresh air to enter the attic and replace the hot air removed by the attic fan.
Why do you need an Attic Fan?
Attic fans offer an environmentally friendly and economical solution to summer time cooling problems resulting from attic heat penetrating your home’s insulation. During the summer, attic temperatures can soar to over 150°F, keeping your attic hot throughout the day and well into the night. The higher the temperature of your attic, the less effective your attic insulation will be at stopping heat from entering your home.
Installation of an Attic Fan on your home minimizes the amount of heat entering through the attic by reducing your attic temperature. By minimizing the amount heat entering your home, you will save money on your summer cooling bill and make your house feel more comfortable (see diagrams below).