Bill Howe Heating & Air is your industry leader in attic fan installation and repair. Our expert technicians can recommend a system or service that will fit your home’s needs. Attic fans are a useful feature on their own or in tandem with an air conditioning system. Whether you need a new attic fan installation or repair on an existing unit, We Know Howe!
Attic fans, or whole-home fans, are installed in the ceiling of your attic to create ventilation. An attic fan allows the hot and humid air residing at the top of your home to be released, cooling down the temperature of the rest of the home.
Types of Fans
Whole House Fan
Whole home fans pull air from open windows in the lower section of your home and release it through your attic ventilation. Perfect for moderate climates, whole-home fans can substitute an air conditioner to keep your energy costs low. If your home has central air, your air ducts could be used to assist your whole-home fan. Bill Howe offers free estimates to help you find the system that fits your needs.
Roof Mounted Attic Fans
Roof mounted attic fans are electric-powered, dome-shaped ventilation that are installed onto the top of your roof. This model uses a thermostat and a humidistat to control both the heat and humidity in your home. The dome-topped fan releases the hot, humid air from the attic while simultaneously drawing the cool, dry air from outside
Benefits of an Attic Fan
Increased Energy Efficiency
Attic fans use a fraction of the energy an air conditioner uses, saving you on your energy bill. Whether you use it by itself or in tandem with your air conditioner, an attic fan will help control the comfort levels of your home. In the unfortunate event that your air conditioner breaks down on a hot summer day, an attic fan will keep your home cool until a Bill Howe technician is able to assess and make the repairs.
Lower Home Temperatures
Due to hot air rising, attics are typically the warmest location in the home. Attic fans release the hot air from your attic, preventing trapped air from flowing into the lower living spaces. Older homes with heavy insulation will see increased benefit from attic fans by giving the hottest air a channel to be released.
Reduced Risk of Mold
The hot air trapped in attics contains high amounts of moisture. By releasing the humid air outdoors and drawing in cool, dry air you reduce the chance of mold from growing within the attic. Mold growth in attics will damage any belongings stored in there, and more noticeably the wooden support beams of your home.
For ultimate efficiency, make sure your attic insulation is as good as it possibly can be.
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