Attic Fans, Are they worth it?

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In an ideal world, your AC unit would run efficiently all the time, saving you money and prolonging the life of the AC unit, but we know that sometimes an AC unit needs a little help. For instance, you’ve probably heard already about how insulation and updated windows will help keep your house more energy efficient, but did you know that your attic can be an energy thief? Most people don’t realize just how hot an attic can become – 150-160 degrees on a 98 degree day! This literally acts like an oven sitting on top of your air-conditioned home, causing the AC unit to work overtime to keep your house cool. Overtime this can stress out the unit and cost you hundreds of extra dollars. One solution is to install a whole-house fan. This fan is usually installed on the attic floor near the center of your house. In the late evening or early morning, the fan is turned on to exhaust hot air from the house. Cooler outdoor air enters through open windows, lowering the indoor temperature.

Don’t wait until your summer energy bill sky-rockets! Contact us today to get a free estimate.

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