It takes more than an air conditioning system to adequately cool and dehumidify a home or business during the long, sultry Houston summers. Though a central air conditioning system is certainly a good place to start, adding an attic fan can increase the efficiency of your cooling system, help keep your home or office comfortable and even help you save on your energy bill.
How Attic Fans Work
An attic fan attaches to the inside of your existing attic vent or can be installed separately. Unlike a fan used to cool a room, these fans blow air from inside your building to the outdoors. Because heat rises, attic temperatures can reach well over 100 degrees on hot summer days, even with your air conditioner running. An attic fan blows all of this hot, moist air out of your structure, allowing your air conditioning system to work more efficiently.
Benefits of Attic Fans
There are several benefits to installing an attic fan in your home or office, even if you already have a central air conditioning system. Just a few of these benefits include:
- Reduce humidity. Humidity is a real problem in Houston and the Gulf region, especially during the summer months. Left unchecked, moisture inside your house can cause mold, mildew and condensation. Such moisture can even cause your beams to decay. Attic fans help to blow that moist air out of your house.
- Saves energy…and money. Hot air rises, as anyone with a second level will confirm. Allowing all of that hot air to accumulate in your attic ultimately warms the entire structure, causing your air conditioning system to work harder. Attic fans get rid of all of that hot air and the unnecessary drain on your air conditioning unit and your budget
- Eliminates exhaust and vapors. Natural gas furnaces and oil heaters produce gases as they operate, gases that are channeled out of your home via the chimney. However, there is often a little that seeps out before it exits the house. An attic fan gets rid of these toxic fumes and helps to keep your family safe.
- Comfort. Is your home sometimes unbearably hot even with the air conditioning system running continually? An attic fan helps to keep your upper-level rooms as cool as your main level by blowing out all of that hot air at the top of the house.
Installing an Attic Fan with Trim Electric
If you’d like to see how an attic fan can help make your Houston area home or business more comfortable in the summer while saving you money, give Trim Electric a call at 281 376-3838. We’ve been helping Houston area home and business owners with their electrical needs since 1978. We understand that each job is different. That’s why we don’t use flat pricing like many of our competitors. We offer an individualized materials and labor quote for each job. What’s more: we give you a one year satisfaction guarantee on both the parts AND the labor. We’re not happy until you’re happy. To set up an immediate service request please click on the button below.