The simple fact that heat rises is the main reason that installing an attic fan is so important. Attic fans keep the moisture away so you don’t have any unwanted mold growth in your home. If you live in an area that is known for its humidity, attic ventilation is essential. Let the experts at MAGIC Electric + Plumbing assist with your attic ventilation needs and ensure your loved ones stay safe and comfortable.
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How Do Attic Fans Work?
No matter the climate you live in, you can trust your attic ceiling fan to keep your attic cool and dry. The fans work by pushing out the hot air from the inside of your attic and bringing in cool air from the outside. Keeping your attic cool will discourage any unwanted mold or mildew growth in the insulation and anything you have stored in your attic.
Keeping your attic cool will also reduce the strain on your air conditioner. The cooler your attic, the less stress on your air conditioner and the lower your electric bill will likely be at the end of the month. Installing an attic fan will typically end up saving you money in the long run and leave you with less to worry about when it comes to the air quality in your home.
What Types of Attic Fans Can You Choose From?
Not all attic fans are created equal, as you can imagine. There isn’t just one type of attic fan, and a whole house fan isn’t the same as an attic fan. A whole house fan is a fan that exhausts air from your home and sends it to your attic and out the attic vents, whereas an attic fan exhausts the air within the attic and pushes it out the attic vents.
There are three main types of attic fans to choose from:
- Solar Attic Fan: A solar-powered attic fan is a great option because you won’t have to rely on gas or electricity to power it. Solar-powered fans reduce your energy consumption.
- Electrical Attic Fan: Electrical attic fans are powered by electricity and can move a lot of air. These fans typically have a thermostat built into them that will turn the fan off when the desired temperature has been reached. This can help keep your electric bills under control.
- Wind-Powered Fan: This is another type of fan that doesn’t rely on electricity for power. That said, if it isn’t a windy day, then your attic fan will not turn on. Before purchasing this type of fan you will want to keep your local climate in mind. If you live somewhere that isn’t windy very often, then this is not the best fan for you.
Excess moisture in your attic can also damage electrical components. Be sure to ask about our wiring installation and repair services to avoid a damaging fire.
Expert Installation and Service
Before the installation process begins, it is important to check out your home’s ventilation. The type and number of vents, along with your roof design, location of your home, and amount of sunlight your home receives are key components to consider before attic fan install. You can call in the experts at MAGIC Electric + Plumbing to go over this for you and get the attic fan installed properly with little to no effort from you.
Our technicians handle every job with cleanliness and professional care and will guide you toward buying the right attic fan type for your house. You can trust you won’t be steered wrong when you trust our experts to help you with your attic ventilation.