BATH FANS & DRYER EXHAUST VENTING IN YOUR ATTIC?
Don’t pump moist air into your attic space!
Bathroom exhaust fans or dryer exhaust duct venting into your attic space can wreak havoc in your attic, serious problems. This is a correction that should never be put off for later.
Both systems transport warm moist air that can settle on attic surfaces and insulation. Over time, the added moisture can lead to mildew, mold, wood rot, and destroy your insulation. Mold and mildew in your attic can impact living space air quality and be especially problematic for occupants suffering from allergies, asthma, compromised immune system disorders, and other health problems. Wood rot in your attic can jeopardize the stability of your structure and lead to expensive repair costs. And wet insulation loses its ability to insulate properly, causing you to run heating and cooling systems longer to achieve ideal living space temperatures resulting in higher utility costs and premature wear and tear on your furnace and air conditioner.