Have you walked up to your attic this summer? Even on a moderately hot day, the temperature in an unfinished attic can soar to over 100 degrees. Is it any wonder that your air conditioning system is continuously running, trying to keep up with the heat? An attic fan can help regulate the temperature in your attic, reducing the chamber of hot air that can contribute to significantly higher energy bills during summer months.
There are many attic fan products on the market today, all with their benefits and drawbacks.
Read on to learn more about some of the more popular attic fan choices available, or contact us today to schedule a no-obligation in-home consultation!
Dominion was able to come out and inspect my attic fan quickly after I called them. They also inspected my roof and noted a few additional items of concern, that were inline with the age and comparable repairs done to other townhomes in my community. When they arrived to perform the work, they were professional, and the job was quickly done. I was very pleased with the service I received.
Benefits of Attic Fans
One of the primary benefits of using an attic fan is that it will help keep your living spaces cooler in the summer while using less energy. The air in your attic can become super-heated during the summer months, especially if you have a black asphalt roof absorbing the sun’s energy—making your air conditioner have to work harder to counter the effects of the hot air sitting above you. During an 80-degree day, your attic can reach temperatures of well over 100 degrees! An attic fan helps draw the hot air out of your attic, keeping your attic and living areas cooler. Just a 10-degree reduction in your attic temperature can save you up to 30 percent on your cooling costs.
Attic fans also help extend the life of your roof since they help dispel moisture and condensation, preventing mold and mildew from compromising the beams and shingles on your roof.
Traditional Attic Fans in Maryland
Attic fans are installed in the gables of a house and help lower the temperature in the attic by drawing in cooler outside air and pushing out hot inside air. This action also works to suck out moisture that can accumulate in an attic, a situation that, left unchecked, can lead to mold and mildew problems. Such fans are generally powered by electricity.
Solar Attic Fans in Maryland
The exception to electric attic fans are solar fans. As the name implies, these fans are powered using solar energy that is gathered via a solar panel that fits sleekly and unobtrusively atop your roof. In addition to costing zero dollars to operate, solar attic fans are much quieter than electric fans, and most models qualify for one-time federal tax credits.
Schedule a No-Obligation Attic Fan Estimate
Call Dominion Roofing at 301-942-2009 to learn more about installing an energy-efficient attic fan in your Maryland home. We’ve been helping area homeowners with their roofing and ventilation needs for more than 25 years. Keeping the top of your home secure is our primary business, not a sideline, so you can be assured that we will bring experience and quality service to the job.