Attic Fan Installation Near You

Attic & Whole House Fan Installers In Your Area

Attics are a source of intense heat in the summer because they are usually not attached to a home's air conditioning system. However, they can also be a great way to help cool off a hot house, especially if your home does not have air conditioning.

While many people have heard of attic fans and believe installing one will help save on energy costs, most are confusing these with whole house fans. An attic fan or attic ventilator is designed to blow hot air from the attic and replace it with cooler outdoor air to help lower the temperature in the space. The idea is to save energy by reducing the run time of the air conditioner. Many experts, however, argue that attic fans can actually pull the air conditioned air from the home into the attic through ceiling cracks with the result being that the air conditioner runs longer. There are also concerns that attic fans can depressurize a house enough to cause water heaters to backdraft, introducing carbon monoxide into the home.

The reality is that if you're considering hiring an attic fan installation service near you, you are probably really looking for a whole house fan. Whole-house fans are used to cool a house at night when temperatures have dropped. They require vents to be installed in the attic and a fan mounted above a grille in the ceiling of a central hallway. They work by pulling in hot air from the home and blowing it into the attic, allowing the cooler evening air to enter through windows. They are ideal for homes without central air conditioning or for homeowners looking to use their A/C less to save on energy costs (since an attic fan uses less power than typical A/C systems).

Regardless if you are looking for an attic fan or the more popular whole house fan, you'll need to hire a professional to make sure the installation is done correctly and in accordance with local codes since electricity is involved. HomeAdvisor can help connect you with prescreened whole-house and attic fan installation services near you. Enter your zip code to get started.

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