Benefits of Attic Ventilation
Improve Your Home's Energy Efficiency with a Solar Attic Fan
A well-ventilated attic will help reduce your energy costs several ways. Improved air circulation in the summer months will help remove hot air and reduce the temperature of your attic. This will keep the hot, stagnant attic air from seeping through into your living area. It will also help reduce the surface temperature of your attic floor and your interior ceilings.
The reduced temperature in your attic will also assist your air conditioner by keeping the ductwork and the air inside cooler. The resulting effect will be cooler air flowing through your HVAC system and reduced strain on your a/c unit.
Extend the Life of Your Roof
When your attic heats up, the roofing underlayment beneath your roof shingles can also heat up and, over time, become brittle and ineffective. By lowering your attic temperature you can extend the life of your roof and save the expense of repairs and replacement.
Remove Moisture and Reduce Harmful Mold and Mildew
During the winter months, warm, moist air from inside your home rises into the attic and collides with the colder underside of the roof. Proper attic ventilation can help remove the moisture and condensation that can build from this event.
The Solar Powered Attic Fan and the All Purpose Ventilator are great ways to effectively ventilate your attic while saving money on electricity.
Prevent Ice Damming
If you live in an area that has snow, the warmer attic air will heat the roof and melt the snow which drips to the eaves where it can refreeze as ice and form ice-dams under the eaves. These ice-dams will cause water to work back up under the shingles into the attic and down to the ceiling.