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Benefits of Using an Attic Fan

Have you ever had cause to enter your attic during the hottest time of the year? If so, then you have likely experienced firsthand the phenomena of the hot outdoors seeming cooler in comparison. As most people know, heat does indeed rise. This means that the uppermost level of your home – the attic – can be considerably hotter than the lower floors. Now, you may not see the problem with this immediately. After all, you may think, surely it’s better to keep the heat localized in an area of your home that is generally not inhabited.

However, this logic is inherently flawed. Having a very got attic can lead to a few different problems That is why you may want to consider the installation of an attic fan in Snohomish. If you have any questions regarding the benefits of using an attic fan, you’d like to schedule an installation, or you find that your existing attic fan requires service, give G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. a call today. 

While there may not be anyone up in the attic who will be directly affected by its heat, it is very possible for the heat from the attic to radiate down and throughout your home. Heat may rise, but it also tends to move towards cooler environments. Having this heat trap at the top of your house, then can lead to the warming of occupied areas in your home. Should you have ductwork passing through your attic, in which cool, conditioned air is travelling, the air within that ductwork may absorb this heat as well.

What this means, then, is that your air conditioning system will have to work harder in order to overcome the issues that the heat built up in your attic leads to. This can lead to more energy consumption, which in turn can drive up energy costs as you struggle to cool your home. It can also make your AC feel less effective, leaving you to pay more for an insufficient cooling performance.

Attic fans are capable of venting this pent up heat out of your attic, and can help to both maintain a higher level of performance quality from your cooling system while also protecting efficiency levels. However, it is vital that your attic fan is wired into your home’s electrical system by a trained professional.

That is why you should hire G&S Heating, Cooling and Electrical, Inc. to handle your attic fan services in Snohomish.

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