Your attic acts as a buffer between your house and the outside air. As the temperature outside rises, your attic can become too home, making the barrier between the hot outside air and the rest of your home less effective. A gable fan helps keep your house comfortable by lowering the rise of hot air in the attic.
As heat builds in your attic it can lead to more humidity being trapped in the enclosed space. This can lead to moisture damage and mold or mildew growth. Installing a gable fan can help keep your attic dry by stopping the excessive heat and moisture from being trapped.
Your HVAC uses a lot of energy and this can cost you a lot of money trying to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. By installing a gable fan you can help support your HVAC, allowing your system to not have to work as hard. This can help homeowners save money and lower utility bills.
Attic heat, when not controlled, can lead to damage occurring to the vital, structural parts of your home. For instance, roof shingles can warp when exposed to extreme underlying heat. Insulation and electrical wiring can also be damaged from heat and moisture exposure. Installing a gable fan in your attic can help you protect the structural components of your home, meaning you lower costs on replacement and repair.
How well your gable fan functions depends on how well it was installed. If yoru fan is not positioned properly or is placed in the wrong area, it may not generate enough ventilation in your attic to work at its best.
A gable fan must also be installed properly to maximize its energy efficiency. If your fan is not properly configured, you could end up paying more for your gable fan.
Unlike a whole-house fan, a gable fan is used in the concentrated, compact area of your attic to regulate a small amount of air. They are used to keep your attic cool and dry, whereas a whole-house fan is typically used in a drier climate and are mostly beneficial in the summer. Gable fans, on the other hand, are useful all year, as they can also be used to prevent ice damage from occurring in the middle of winter.
Roof-mounted fans are another popular choice for attics, but they are not the same as a gable fan. A roof-mounted fan is installed over a vent in the roof and covers less area than a gable fan. These help lower the temperature of the attic, but won’t keep your attic as cool as a gable fan.
At Attic Projects, the well-being of your attic one of our top priorities, because they play a large role in keeping your entire home comfortable and energy-efficient.
Our attic professionals are experts at installing gable fans and have extensive experience preparing attic ventilation systems. Our technicians know how to ensure your home will get the most out of your gable fan, as well as providing you with many other attic solutions.
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