Cross ventilation – the combination of intake and exhaust vents helps your attic “breathe” by bringing in fresh external air in, and exhausting hot or moist air out.
Attic ventilation is key to utility cost savings and extending the longevity of your roof, heating system, and air conditioning unit. Without attic ventilation you can have problems with moisture in the winter that can lead to structural damage and/or mold. Wet insulation doesn’t properly insulate, so you may have to run your heating system longer to achieve ideal room temps. That costs you money and puts unnecessary wear and tear on your heating system.
In summer, inadequate ventilation can lead to heat build up in your attic. As the hot sun beats down on the roof, heat builds up in the attic and eventually pushes down into living spaces. This causes you to run your cooling system longer to achieve ideal living space temps, again costing you money and putting undue wear and tear on your air conditioning unit.
Ventilation is an affordable way to reduce energy cost, protect your investment, and increase the comfort of your living spaces.
Don’t assume you have ventilation, just because you see soffit vents. Click here to see a brief video on the subject!
(Note: The video has a sound track, so if you are in your office – you may want to turn down or mute your speakers!)