A POWERED ATTIC FAN IS A HOME IMPROVEMENT THAT PAYS FOR ITSELF IN LITTLE TIME – SAVING YOU MONEY WHILE IMPROVING THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME!
To keep your attic cool and dry you need effective attic air circulation. Effective air circulation is accomplished by incorporating both exhaust and intake vents in your attic. Exhaust vents allow attic air to escape. Intake vents allow fresh air to enter your attic space (not your living space). For maximum circulation, adding a powered exhaust fan (attic fan) will significantly improve the air flow by sucking stagnant air out of your attic and replacing it with fresh air that it pulls in through available intake vents.
Many people think that moisture is only a consideration in the humid summer or during raining seasons. This is not true. In the winter, particularly here in the Midwest, we experience very cold temperatures requiring us to run our heating systems round the clock for months. The warm air that is generated to keep living areas comfortable will eventually rise to your attic. Your attic insulation will help resist some of that heat, but not all of it. When the hot air rises into your cold attic space and mixes with stagnant cold air, condensation can occur.
We always recommend you install a powered attic fan with a humidstat controller. The humidistat control will monitor the humidity in your attic space and activate the fan to ventilate your attic when humidity reaches a specified level.
Not sure about your attic air circulation? Give us a call for a free ventilation assessment. We will provide you with recommendations to achieve maximum air circulation and proper attic ventilation including intake vents, static roof vents, powered attic fans, and bathroom exhaust fans.
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