There are a number of ways that you can improve the summer comfort in your home without needing to keep the air conditioning system running almost all the time. You already know that standard ceiling fans can make a difference in indoor comfort by creating refreshing breezes. But did you know about the benefits of fans installed up in the attic? This might at first sound like it wouldn't provide an advantage for your comfort or any reduction in energy use. But attic fans offer many great advantages, not only during the summer but in the winter as well.
You will need professionals to install attic fans, and our electricians are the right people for the job. Call Pezz Electrical Services, LLC today to arrange for attic fan services in Montgomery, Princeton & Hillsborough Township, NJ and throughout central New Jersey. We back up our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and answer our phones 24/7.
The role of an attic exhaust fan during hot weather is to vent out the heated air inside the attic to the outside and create a more even balance of temperatures. But why would this benefit you when the attic isn't a space that you visit more than a few times a year?
The reason is the extreme heat levels that gather in an attic. Even on a modestly warm day, the radiant heat from the sun on the roof of a home superheats the air inside the attic, often raising the temperature to above 120°F. This heat will expand to cooler areas, which means some of it will enter your living spaces below. The indoor temperature in your house can be 10°F warmer due to a roasting hot attic.
The combination of proper attic insulation and an attic vent fan will result in cooler summer temperatures throughout your home. That 10° change also means you'll need to run the air conditioner far less, and you'll like the change this makes to your utility bills. (Attic fans use far less power than ACs.)
You'll find that attic fans are helpful for cold temperatures as well. During the winter, the fans exhaust out the moisture that rises from your house due to cooking and showering. If this moisture is allowed to stay in the attic, it can have some devastating effects on your roof, creating ice dams, cracking tiles, and allowing the development of wood rot. The moisture is also terrible for the attic insulation and rapidly reduces its effectiveness. With the right attic vent fans in place, you'll keep the moisture out and protect your house through many winters.
The installation of attic fans takes the skill of a professional electrician. Pezz Electrical Services LLC is here to see that you have a great installation of an attic vent fan, along with a guarantee that if the fan breaks down from normal use within a year, our technicians will repair it or replace it at no charge. You can reach us at any time when you need to schedule service for your attic fan, and we'll be out to help as soon as possible. We've been generating comfort and safety in Montgomery, Princeton & Hillsborough Township, NJ since 1990!
When you considering potential home improvements to invest in, an attic fan offers a variety of benefits that can make your home more energy efficient and a safer, more comfortable place to live.
For one thing, an attic fan can improve the airflow in your home and help to reduce your energy costs. Attic fans can help to make your attic and home cooler by working to increase the circulation of air in your attic, which will also help to reduce the temperature in your home during the summer months.
When you have an attic fan installed, another of the main benefits is that it will help to improve attic ventilation. This will help to reduce moisture from accumulating, which will help to keep your attic space more dry and help to prevent the growth of mold and mildew.
When you are looking to have an attic fan installed, one of the biggest questions you will have is whether or not you will need more than one fan. In most cases, one attic fan will be plenty. However, if your attic is very large or is sectioned off, you may need to have additional attic fans installed.
In general, you will want to make sure that you follow the 1/150 guide. This means that for every 1,000 square feet you have, you will need 240 square inches of exhaust and intake to support the fan. Any more than this, and you may need to consider getting additional exhausts installed to get the best outcomes.
Contact Pezz Electrical Services today to ask us any questions you have about attic fans and attic fan installation in the Montgomery, Princeton & Hillsborough Township, NJ area!