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Looking Into an Attic Fan? Here’s Why You Should


When you make any additions to your home, it is because you want to improve your quality of life! This applies to the type of couch you put in the living room, the AC unit you have installed, even the lighting fixtures you place around the house. Choosing a fan for your home can and should fit that same them—-making life better! We are happy to say that an attic fan can indeed help improve things.

Installing an attic fan in your home is no small task. This is an electrical service in Spokane Valley, WA our team is proud to provide. But first, let’s dive into the difference that an attic fan can make for your home.

What, exactly, is an attic fan?

Attic fans may seem like a strange idea at first because people end up picturing a ceiling fan that is installed within their attic. That would be a little silly since a ceiling fan is meant to help cool people off so installing it where there aren’t people is less than effective. But this is a moot point since attic fans are a different type of system.

Attic fans are meant to help cycle the air in your home. An attic fan is installed in the attic of your fan (unsurprising, we know) and it is meant to act as a ventilation system to help address high heat levels without driving up energy use. These fans can help to prevent the excess heat from your roof from entering the living space of the house by pulling cooler air in and pushing hot air out.

The benefits an attic fan offers

Now that you know what an attic fan really is, let’s talk details. Specifically, details on how installing one can benefit you.

  • They can help lower energy bills. You may have already guessed this one but we still feel like it is a good idea to point out that attic fans can help keep your energy bills more manageable. By helping to keep the house up to 10° cooler than it would be otherwise, these systems help reduce the amount of energy you need to keep the home comfortable.
  • They can increase comfort levels. You may have also guessed at this one. Attic fans help you stay a lot more comfortable throughout the summer by helping keep the temperature in the home cooler on a hot day.
  • They can help reduce stress on your AC unit. When the temperature indoors is lower it means your air conditioner won’t have to work nearly as hard to keep things cool. This effectively reduces the amount of strain on your HVAC system, which can extend its lifespan.
  • They can be solar-powered. Already have solar panels or are considering investing in them? You may be happy to hear that you can also choose to power your attic fan with solar energy.

Ready to add an attic fan to your home? If so, make sure to have a trained electrician to get the job done right.

ACI Northwest is here to help with your home comfort needs or concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact us for helpful advice. Schedule an appointment with an expert electrician today.

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