The attic is often the last place you think of when it comes to heating and cooling costs, but it can be a major source of energy loss. Installing attic accessories in your Harvey, Louisiana, home is a great way to save money on energy expenses. It’s important to have your home’s attic assessed to determine whether you can benefit from attic accessories like an attic ventilation fan.
What Are the Benefits of an Attic Fan?
On really hot days, your AC unit has to work harder than normal to keep your home at your desired temperature. This adds wear and tear to the unit and increases your cooling expenses. With an attic ventilation fan, the AC doesn’t have to work so hard because the fan improves air circulation and removes excess heat.
You have two options to choose from when shopping for an attic fan accessories:
- Electric attic fan
- Solar powered attic fan
How Do Attic Fans Improve Heating and Cooling Efficiency?
Did you know that when the outside temperature is around 80 degrees during the daytime, the attic will get to around 150 degrees? Proper ventilation in the attic helps remove some of this heat, but not all of it. With an attic ventilation fan, the temperature in the attic can drop by 50 degrees. In turn, the temperature in your home drops by about 10 degrees, meaning that the AC doesn’t have to work around the clock to maintain your desired temperature. In fact, this can reduce cooling expenses by as much as 30 percent.
Attic fans are very low-maintenance and don’t consume a lot of energy to operate, especially when you’re using a solar-powered attic ventilator. Also, since the AC can cool your home easier when it’s paired with an attic ventilation fan, this usually extends the life of your cooling system.
Proper installation is key to the effectiveness of an attic ventilation fan, whether it’s an electric or a solar-powered attic fan. Contact Bryans United Air Conditioning at 504-208-2071 to learn more about the various ways an attic fan can save money on heating and cooling costs.
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