Several homeowners can say they have never stepped foot inside their attic. Why would you want to spend time up there anyway? The air is very hot during the summer which leaves you miserable. Many people have allowed professionals to go up there when they are experiencing problems with their HVAC system for repairs, but other than that, no one wants to spend time in the attic. Did you know that with proper attic ventilation you could save money on your air conditioning bill? Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is here to talk about how proper attic ventilation can help you save dollars and help the environment by saving valuable resources.
Never Cover Attic Soffit Vents
When building a home, insulation and air sealing in the attic is key to keeping your home energy efficient. These two things don’t allow warm or cold air to infiltrate your home. However, to keep your attic from having serious temperature problems, it is important that the right amount of air flow is present. The soffit vents should never be covered by insulation. This is a common mistake made by homeowners. Having air flow in your attic will help the temperature in your attic stay at least the same temperature as the outdoor air.
Attic Ventilation Fans; Do They Work?
To keep your attic from turning into a burning oven, installing attic fans will help. Your air conditioner is constantly trying to fight against the rising temperatures outside, and when your attic is considerably warmer than the outdoor air, your air conditioner will be fighting against that too.
Attic Ventilation Helps Prevent Condensation
Not only does the flow of fresh air help keep the temperature down in your attic, but it also offers the ventilation needed to keep things dry. When you don’t have ventilation in your attic, moisture starts to build up and you could run into problems with mold and mildew. This is a dangerous problem that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
Air Sealing Technique; Seal the Upper Level of Your Home
Before you have an attic fan installed in your attic, it is important that you have a strong seal between your upper level of the house and the attic. Without a good seal, you will not see any savings in energy efficiency since warm air will be seeping through to the upper floor. You should never install an attic fan without having the seal between these two floors evaluated by a professional to ensure there isn’t a problem.
Rooftop Fans & Gable Attic Fans
There are two type of fans you can have installed.
• Rooftop Fan– Installed on the top of the roof and allow hot air to leave and replace it with cooler air.
• Gable Attic Fans– Two separate fans on either side of the attic. One taking air out and the other blowing cooler air in.
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Everyone is looking for ways to save money on their air conditioning bill, especially in the Las Vegas area. This is just one way you can find savings. For more information on ways you could make your air conditioner more energy efficient, call Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning today!