Keeping your home cool in the summer is a priority for many homeowners. Ideally, you want to keep the house cool without spending too much on your energy bill. Running the air conditioning system all day will keep the home cool, but without making some changes it is not normally very energy efficient. One of the best solutions is to install an attic, or whole house, fan. These auxiliary fans work with your current AC system to improve performance at an affordable rate.
How Attic Fans Work
These fans work by pulling in air from outside and circulating it throughout the house. However, there is another aspect—these fans push hot air out through the attic. This works on the principle that heat rises, so the warmest air in the home is always escaping, while fresh air circulates throughout. Most homeowners choose to use the fan during the morning or evening hours. Many times the air conditioning can be shut off during these hours, saving energy in this way and bringing the temperatures down low enough to add to comfort throughout the day.
Attic Fan Advantages
In some mild climates, whole house fans may fully eliminate the need for air conditioning. Even in the hottest areas, it will reduce AC usage, saving you money and extending the life of your system. According to industry stats, the cost to run one of these fans is around one-tenth of an air conditioning system. A Los Angeles Electrician from H Electric can further explain the benefits of this type of cooling system.
Attic Fan Installation
These fans are wired into existing circuitry and many of the fans will not require you to cut the trusses of your house. While this is a project that some experienced do-it-yourselfers can tackle, for the best results hiring an electrician is the way to go.
If you are ready to talk to an expert about installing an attic fan in your home, you can contact us through our website at www.ElectricianLosAngeles.com, or you can call us at H Electric – the electrician Los Angeles residents trust.