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Proper attic ventilation is an extremely important part of an energy efficient home. Without adequate ventilation, heat builds up in your attic raising the overall attic space temperature affecting the performance of your A/C unit and directly impacting your utility bills.
A good attic ventilation system is crucial not only for pulling out hot air during warmer months, but also for pulling out moist air that accumulates in the attic during cooler months.
In the past, attic fans were an afterthought when designing a complete attic system.
Traditional attic systems use a “passive” ventilation system which simply creates a natural vacuum effect that pulls air up from intake vents, such as soffits or under eaves and gable vents, and releases air out of the attic through exhaust vents typically located on the top of the roof.
There are many types of intake and exhaust vents, however their effectiveness is based on a natural vacuum to pull the hot air up and out of the attic. If this vacuum is not designed correctly, or installed properly, the ventilation system becomes inadequate.
In order to enhance inadequate ventilation systems, many contractors offer and install “whirly bird” type vents which are designed to create this vacuum and air movement by force by harnessing the power of wind. Unfortunately, the wind does not always blow.
Because of the unreliability of available wind, not long ago, electric-powered attic vents became popular as a way of creating an “active” ventilation system which would force the vacuum effect with the use of a motorized fan thus guaranteeing a consistent exhaust of air out of the attic. These electric-powered attic vents can be set to turn on and off automatically by utilizing a thermostat. One drawback to such electric-powered vents is that the electricity required to run the vent costs money.
Because no one attic solution solves all energy problems, each residential attic requires a unique design solution. Therefore, we offer the following additional installation services:
Don't delay, call us today at (972) 704-2116 to schedule your FREE Attic Evaluation and stop wasting money on excessive electric bills. We offer day, evening and weekend appointments to fit your busy schedule.
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Attic Breeze manufactures many types of energy efficient attic ventilation products for both residential and commercial applications. Their solar attic fans, on average, pull out almost twice the amount of air (CFM’s) than other solar and powered attic vents on the market. And when it comes to warranties, while most competitive products only offer between a 3 and 5 year warrant, Attic Breeze offers a LIFETIMEwarranty on most all their products.
Attic Breeze solar-powered attic fans work efficiently to remove attic heat making a home more comfortable while using less energy resulting in lowered utility bills. And because it runs on solar energy, you’re entitled to a 30% TAX CREDIT on the cost of the attic fan plus installation costs.