What Are Attic Fans?
An attic fan is just one of several ventilation products which can be used to improve ventilation in the roof of your building. Attic ventilation is important as it will lower the temperature in your attic, offering energy savings by lowering your air conditioning costs.
Attic fans are a type of ventilation fan which regulates the temperature of your property’s attic by expelling hot air. They are regulated by a thermostat or a manual switch and wired into an electric circuit or plugged into a socket. Solar powered attic fans are also available.
Why Attic Ventilation Is Important
Good attic ventilation reduces the buildup of heat in the space. If heat in your attic is reduced it means you are less likely to need to use your air conditioning system, so saving you money.
During winter, the warm moist air from the living space in the property drifts into the attic space, causing condensation. Allowing this air to escape keeps your attic dry and stops ice from forming during very cold weather.
Managing ventilation, and so reducing the extremes of temperatures in your attic, will also extend the life of your roof.
If you identify the presence of frost in your attic or the curling of shingles on your roof, it is likely you will benefit from an attic fan to regulate temperature
The main options available to improve ventilation in your attic are air vents and attic fans.
How Do Attic Fans Work?
They work by taking cool air from outside which enters the attic space through vents and expelling the hot air inside the attic out into the environment.
To benefit from the cooler attic space, you will need to make sure your attic is well sealed from your living space or the attic fan will draw cold, air conditioned air up into the attic space.
Solar Powered Attic Fans
Though the majority of ventilation fans have traditionally been powered by wiring into an electric circuit or plugging into a socket, some products are now solar powered.
Solar panels are either mounted on the fan or can be independent of it. Solar powered fans are more environmentally friendly that traditional electrical versions, they are also more convenient to use as they are cordless.
Installing an Attic Fan
We can complete an attic fan installation at your property. Give us a call and we can advise you of the suitability of an attic fan for your property, as well as the model. We offer a range of quality brands such as Broan, Air Vent, US Sunlight, and Blue Hawk.