July 17th, 2019
With the heat reaching triple digits, Orlando & Dr. Phillips air conditioners are running 24/7, which mean it’s also time for those high electric bills! Which is why so many Central Florida residents are installing solar attic fans, not only do they significantly lower energy cost, they play a big role in maintaining a healthy home.
When it’s hot outside it even hotter in your attic. In fact, without proper ventilation the temperature in your attic can reach well over 150 degrees in the summer months.
When heat and moisture get trapped in your attic it can cause several issues, moisture and mold problems, higher electric bills, and shorten the lifespan of your roof.
A More Efficient HVAC
When your attic is hot, the air conditioner located in the attic has to use more energy to operate. A solar attic fan will reduce the temperature in the attic by removing the heat. This will allow your cooling system to use less energy and operate more efficiently. Which not only saves you money on your electric bills, your HVAC will need fewer repairs.
Longer Shingle Lifespan
The sun’s rays pound down on your roof all day, the heat from the shingles is transferred into the attic and the surrounding air outside. A poorly ventilated attic slows down this heat transfer, increasing the temperature of the shingles. This can cause buckling and premature deteriorating of the shingles. An attic fan removes the hot trapped air, allowing your roof to release the most amount of heat. The cooler your roof the more money you save and the longer the shingles will last.
Better Working Installation
Installation is designed to keep the heat out of your house, but over time, the extreme heat in the attic can make installation break down and become compressed. Which makes it less effective and cost more to keep your home cool. An attic fan lowers the temperature in the attic making installation more effective.
Why Install a Solar Attic Fan?
“Various household appliances, bathtubs, showers, and cooking vapors can contribute to excess moisture build-up. Improperly ventilated attics will allow this moisture to collect and cling to the underside of the roof. The moisture will condense and fall, soaking the attic insulation and reducing its efficiency,” according to GAF, North America’s Largest Roofing Manufacturer.
Professional grade solar attic fans are engineered for a lifetime of durability. Able to withstand Florida’s intense summer as well as severe weather conditions.