We’re in the thick of summer here in Concord, North Carolina, which means that temperatures are soaring into the 90s, and your attic could reach up to 150 degrees in this heat. While you may not be spending time in your attic, the stifling heat makes it harder for your HVAC to keep your entire house cooler, which is why we at JLK Mechanical Heating & Cooling recommend some kind of attic ventilation in your house.
Attic fans support your HVAC system by circulating the air throughout your attic space, which can lower temperatures by up to 50 degrees. Attic fans also directly solve common issues related to the convection current of energy – what’s responsible for hot air rising and cool air falling. Without attic fans, your HVAC system will have to work even harder to cool your home, which could lead to spikes in your energy bill. By effectively cooling the air in the top of your home, attic fans increase the circulation of air and disperse hot air making it easier for your HVAC to cool your home efficiently.
If you’re worried about the extra expense of your attic fan running all day in scorching temperatures, rest assured that our attic fans have energy efficiency settings that allow you to assign a temperature set point that will trigger your attic fan to turn on or off. When it comes to the proper ventilation systems in your home, an attic fan can make all the difference when it comes to the efficiency of your HVAC, keeping the air in your home’s attic circulating properly.