How Solar Attic Fans Help During Colder Months

In Air Tech, Residential Solar by The LeverEdge

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Most of us don’t spend much time thinking about what’s going on in the attic. There isn’t really any good reason to pay attention to the attic unless strange sounds are coming from it or unless we need to access storage there.

We especially don’t think much about the air in the attic—air that separates the living area in the house from the exterior of the house. However, during the colder months of the year, the air in your attic can play an important role in the health of your home and even the safety of your property.

Well-circulated attic air during the winter is important for numerous reasons. Here’s why.

HVAC System Efficiency

For most homes in the US, the winter months come with higher heating bills. Furnaces have to work harder to maintain comfortable indoor temperatures as the mercury drops.

When attic air is uncirculated, zones of warmer and colder air begin to develop. These pockets of air can impact other areas of the house, which can lead to uneven heating, something that can be problematic for your furnace to resolve on its own.

Ice Damming on the Roof

The development of colder and warmer air pockets in the attic can also lead to uneven ice and snow melting on the roof.

When this happens, ice dams can form. Ice dams can show up on the edges of the roof, and they can even grow and invade your gutter and downspout systems.

Well-circulated air in the attic helps to prevent ice damming during the winter. Fewer ice dams mean less roof-related problems. It also means less risk of ice falling from the roof and potentially injuring people and property below.

The Solar Attic Fan Solution

Solar-powered attic fans operate independently from your home’s electrical system. They rely on solar power to function, and they work 24/7 to help regulate the air circulation in your attic.

These units are affordable and easy to install. For larger attics, multiple attic fans can be used to provide consistent air circulation throughout the space.

A qualified contractor can install multiple solar-powered attic fans in a single visit, and the benefits begin day one after installation.

To learn more about how easy it is to benefit from solar-powered attic fans from The LeverEdge, contact us today.

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