Attic Fan Installation to Vent Humidity and Hot Air
Without proper ventilation, your attic may be damp, humid, moist, and musty. It becomes the perfect environment for mold, mildew, and bacteria growth that can cause premature roof and structural damage. The damp environment is also ideal for rodents searching for a nesting spot. Not to mention, your skyrocketing energy bill.
Attic fan installation vents humidity and hot air, eliminates the concerns above, and provides a variety of whole-home benefits.
How Will Adding a Fan Help?
We aren’t referring to standard ceiling fans, but an exhaust fan designed specifically for ventilation. There are a variety of options to choose from, the most modern of which are smart. They are synced with a thermometer that automatically turns them on and off as needed. Manual fans are connected to an on/off switch and often left on all day long.
What Are the Benefits of Adding a Fan?
We mentioned a few benefits in the opening paragraph, but there are many more! Think beyond making your attic more comfortable, which may not be a priority if it’s not a space you frequent. That being said, if your attic is more comfortable you may be inspired to use it more.
The whole-home benefits of eliminating the bubble of heat and humidity in your attic include:
- Lower humidity levels
- Prevent mold, mildew, and bacterial growth
- Keep your home at a comfortable temperature all year
- Improve air circulation and indoor air quality
- Reduce energy bills
- Protect longevity of HVAC system
- Prevent rodent and pest infestations
- Prevent premature roof deterioration
How to Tell if You Need Attic Fan Installation?
There are a variety of signs you can look for, but to ensure your attic is sound in every way—schedule an annual inspection. In between professional inspections, keep an eye out for condensation, mold, mildew, and rusty nails. A musty smell is also a sign of concern.
How to Vent Hot Air From Your Attic?
An exhaust van allows efficient cross-ventilation. As the fresh air from outside the attic is drawn in, the stagnant air is removed from your home. This improves year-round air circulation and air quality.
How Much Wil My Energy Efficiency Improve?
In addition to decreased humidity, expect the attic temperature to drop up to 40 degrees and the temperature in your home to drop approximately 10 degrees. Many of the homeowners we work with reach out over the next month or so to let us know how much their energy bill has dropped. The average monthly bill will decrease between 10 and 15 percent. These numbers can vary depending on a variety of factors, including how well insulated your attic is.
And no, your fan won’t increase your heating costs in the winter.
Looking for Attic Fan Installation in the Greater Bay Area?
If you would like to learn more about venting, insulating, or rodent-proofing your attic—we invite you to reach out to Attic Pros. We provide a FREE estimate and a variety of options to meet your budget and goals.