Get ready for a hot summer with the installation of an attic fan. Attic fans are an excellent addition to any home that has an attic or crawl space. These spaces are typically window free and almost completely sealed. In the hot weather, they are harbingers of the heat from the outside and the heat inside your home. As the heat rises in your home, it becomes trapped in the attic. The heat has nowhere to go because of the sealed environment. A Los Angeles electrician is here to explain to you how an attic fan can help keep your house a little cooler this summer, while saving you a little money on your cooling bill. You can call H Electric to learn more about attic fans.
An attic fan will need to be installed by an experienced electrician. Los Angeles homeowners will want an electrician who is capable of running the wiring needed to run the fan to the attic. In most cases, the fans are controlled by a thermostat and you won’t have to worry about crawling into the attic to turn it off or on.
The fan will pull the hot air out of the room and push it outside while pulling in the air from outside. The fans are best used when placed under an eave where there is some shade and the air is cooler. Even if it is 90 degrees outside, the air is likely going to be cooler outside than in the attic. With the hot air being removed from the attic, your home will start to feel cooler without your air conditioner working over time. When the hot air is trapped above the ceiling, it is difficult to ever really cool the home completely. If you would like to be cool this summer without paying a fortune, give H Electric a call today and schedule your attic fan installation.
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.