As a homeowner, there will always be companies trying to sell you the latest products to upgrade your home. Some times it’s hard to tell which upgrades are really worth the money and which are just a fancy marketing ploy. When looking to upgrade your home, attic fans might not be the first product that crosses your mind. However, having efficient home ventilation has never been more important. So, here are 6 reasons why you need a solar attic ventilation fan.
1. Reduce strain on HVAC
Attics, garages, and crawl spaces without proper insulation are not sealed off from the rest of the home. This forces your A/C unit to compensate for all the heat that builds up inside these spaces. As the air heats up, cool air from the rest of your home is sucked into these spaces. Your home A/C unit isn’t equipped to properly cool your attic, garage, and crawl spaces. Your air conditioning unit is working twice as hard as it needs to. This leads to unnecessary wear and tear on the unit.
2. Preserve the integrity of your roof with home ventilation
UV rays are arguably the biggest threat your roof will face no matter where in the world you live. This threat persists all year round. Surprisingly enough, the greatest harm isn’t from direct UV rays, but from heat and moisture that builds up underneath the roof. Many homes lack proper home ventilation systems. This causing hot air to build up in spaces such as attics and crawl spaces. A buildup of hot air directly underneath your roof turns your attic into an oven, cooking your roofing material from the inside out and slowly eroding its integrity. This significantly decreases its lifespan, often forcing you to replace your roof years earlier than you may have had to if you had proper attic insulation and home ventilation fans.
3. Prevent build-up of mold and mildew in attics, crawl spaces, and garages
Without home ventilation fans or exhaust vents, temperatures in attics, crawl spaces, and garages skyrockets. Moisture builds up and it becomes the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew. The lack of proper insulation causes the drafts that suck that expensive cool air from your A/C unit in through your unventilated, uninsulated attic, only adding to the problem.
4. Preserve the contents of your attic and garage
All that hot air in your attic is cooking all your stored mementos and family heirlooms like a fresh steak. The mold and mildew building up in the space not only eats away at the integrity of the roof and walls but also at everything stored in the space. All those precious family memories are endangered by the heat, humidity, and an army of mold spores that are slowly eating away at everything stored in your attic space. And all those tools in your garage? They are rusting away under the onslaught of heat, mold, and mildew.
5. Save money with home ventilation
There are so many ways home ventilation saves you money. Ventilating your attic extends the life of your roof, reduces wear and tear on your HVAC system, extends the life of your HVAC system, and preserves the contents of your attic. Ventilating your garage further reduces wear and tear and extends the life of your HVAC system in addition to preserving the contents of your garage.
6. Make your home more environmentally friendly
You might already have an attic ventilation fan, but it’s probably one of those old electric ones. Electric attic ventilation fans hog electricity and skyrocket your electric bill. A solar fan, however, is free to operate. It saves you money rather than costing you money. It also runs completely off the grid. No fossil fuels. All renewable, free energy. What more could you ask for?
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