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Should I Be Using an Attic Fan?

man-with-fanIf you think that we are here to just sell you upgrades to your home that you don’t really need, think again. Our top priority is your comfort and your success in achieving that comfort in an efficient, affordable manner. That is why we won’t tell you for certain that you need to be using an attic fan in your home. There are too many variables to consider for giving such a concrete answer without more information.

What we can tell you, though, is that many homeowners stand to benefit greatly from the use of attic fans. If you are curious about all that an attic fan can do for you, we strongly suggest that you give us a call with any questions that you may have. You need a professional HVAC contractor in Marysville, WA to install and service your attic fan, and the pros on our team are the ones that you want to do the job.

What Is an Attic Fan?

See that fan in that picture there? Just stick one of those up in your attic and, voila: attic fan! Right? Right? No, of course not! We are not a moving company, and we are guessing that you probably would not hire a moving company for such a job anyway. No, an attic fan in a mechanical ventilation device that needs to be integrated directly into your electrical system. That is why you need to hire trained professionals to guarantee that the job is done right every step of the way.

Okay, So What’s It Do?

Look, folks, I don’t hang out in my attic at all. I don’t care how hot it gets up there. No big deal, move along. Okay, we understand that most people are not spending all that much time up in their attics, so why bother with an attic fan at all, then? Well, because it’s not really about the comfort level in your attic. The point of using an attic fan is actually to vent superheated air out of the attic in order to benefit the parts of your house that you do spend time in.

When that air gets trapped and superheated, as it will with the sun beating down on your roof, the heat in that air can travel down into your living space through construction materials. Remember, heat is always going to move from hotter areas to cooler ones. Once it starts to do that, it will warm up your home and then your air conditioning system is going to have to work harder in order to keep your home cool and comfortable.

The attic fan can also protect the attic area and your home from damage, venting out humidity, as well. So start supplementing your air conditioning system with an attic fan today, and keep the air in your attic from causing comfort problems—and higher energy costs—throughout your home.

Contact G & S Heating Cooling & Electric is for all of your electrical service needs.

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