If your home has an attic, it’s important to have a fan installed to facilitate proper ventilation. Attic fans are usually installed on the slope of your home’s roof. These fans are extremely energy-efficient as they can run completely on solar energy. Attic fans are typically controlled by the thermostat can only activate when they are needed. Aside from the initial installation costs, attic fans can actually save you money over the years. Since the heat in attics throughout Twin Falls and Jerome, ID contributes to more than 20 percent of what it costs to cool your home, you can expect your utility bills to decrease with attic fans properly installed.
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Why Install an Attic Fan
Getting fans installed in your attic provides various benefits. Some of the benefits you can expect to reap after installation services include:
- Extend Lifespan of Roofing: Heat and humidity can wreak havoc on our roofing materials and insulation. This is especially true during the summer when the solar roof vent takes in an increased amount of sunlight and heat. Attic fans can ventilate and moderate temperatures in your attic so it doesn’t become too hot and your roofing’s life isn’t threatened.
- Prevent Mold Growth: Without attic fans installed, humidity levels can become unruly. Too much moisture in the air combined with high levels of heat can create the perfect breeding conditions for mold and mildew.
- Increase HVAC Effectiveness: Without attic fans installed, the heat and humidity can enter your home via air ducts and vents. This will cause your HVAC system will have to work overtime to cool your home, resulting in increased energy bills.
- More Comfortable Attic: Attics don’t have to be an uncomfortable, stuffy area in your home that no one goes into. With the proper maintenance, attics can become an extra living space in your home. Attic fans can help make your attic a more enjoyable and liveable room.
Attic Fan Installation Costs
In order to determine how much an attic fan installation will cost, it’s important to consider a few different factors. For example, there are two types of attic fans:
- Gable Mount: Gable mount attic fans connect to the triangular part of your walls that connect to the roof. If you don’t already have an exhaust fan installed, this unit requires an electrician to cut into the gable in order to hold the unit, making this option the costlier of the two.
- Roof Mount: Roof-mounted attic fans connect directly to your roof. When these fans need to be replaced, the roof tiles surrounding the fan also have to be replaced, potentially making this option more expensive to repair.
After you’ve determined what fan you want to install, now it’s time to choose the perfect size. Obviously, the bigger your attic is, the bigger the attic fan you will need.
Another factor that matters when installing an attic fan is the quality of insulation in your attic. Poorly insulated attics trap more heat and more humidity. You can either pay to get your attic’s installation replaced or repaired, or you can have a stronger fan installed.
Last but not least, it’s important to consider the electrical needs of your attic. If this is the first fan you’re having installed in your attic, additional wiring may need to be installed to sustain it.
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Reliable Attic Fan Installation
Attic fans can truly make a difference in your home. From preventing the growth of mold and bacteria to extending the life of your HVAC unit, attic fans are always a worthwhile investment when it’s all said and done. Our licensed, award-winning electricians will make sure the job is done right the first time to prevent frequent attic fan repairs and costly electrical issues.
Call MAGIC Electric, Plumbing, Heating + Air today and take advantage of our hassle-free scheduling and upfront pricing. We offer a variety of options, including some of the best solar attic fans on the market, giving you peace of mind that your system is the best possible.