When the temperatures in New Jersey begin to rise, the heat in your home can soon become unbearable. You might even be able to feel the heat radiating down from your ceiling. If the temperature in your attic gets too hot, you will have more issues than a hot interior ceiling. Your shingles could begin to warp and curl. There are a lot of solutions when it comes to a hot attic. One of the first and best is to make certain you have enough insulation. Another solution that will help control the temperature in your attic is an attic fan. If you don’t have one, our local electricians can help you find the right one for your home. If you already have an attic fan and it needs to be serviced, we can help you with that as well.
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What is an attic fan?
An attic fan is installed on the sloped roof of your home. A thermostat measures the temperature in your attic. Since there is little air movement in your attic, the air temperature increases when sunlight bakes your roof. When the temperature in your attic becomes too hot, the thermostat sends an activation signal to the attic fan. This helps push the hot air out of your attic. Cooler outside air rushes into your attic from the attic fan on your roof and replaces the stale hot air. Throughout the day, you attic fan will turn on whenever the attic temperature rises above a set threshold.
What does an attic fan do?
The job of your attic fan is to increase attic circulation. All of that heated air in your attic can add heat to the inside of your home. An attic fan is designed to regulate the temperature in your house by eliminating hot air from the attic. With all of that hot air expelled from your attic, your home will feel cooler and your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard to keep your house cool. You will also reduce the risk of warping your asphalt shingles, because your attic will stay a more even temperature.
What about a solar attic fan?
Several companies have created solar attic fans that run on photovoltaic panels. Unfortunately, not all attic fans are created equal. Our team of licensed technicians do not recommend investing in a solar attic fan because they lack the power to effectively decrease the temperature of your attic and home. If you are looking to get an attic fan, you will want to stick with the standard electrical powered model.
Team Electric Plumbing & Air
When you call Team Electric Plumbing & Air, you are getting the best in the business. Moving air is our bread and butter. With us on your side, you can smile knowing that everything will be connected and wired correctly. In addition to attic fan installation, our team also offers plumbing services such as water line installation, sump pump repair, water heater repair, gas line installation, tankless water heater repair, and drain cleaning. We understand New Jersey laws and will make certain that your attic fan is in compliance, and that it gets the job done. When you want an attic fan, you need Team Electric Plumbing & Air. Call 732-201-3305.