The attic is a space many homeowners don’t give enough attention to. Whether you use your attic as storage space or a spare bedroom, you’re going to want to make sure that its temperature is constantly regulated.
Though temperature regulation should occur year-round despite the seasons, the Cape Coral heat makes this an even greater concern. Solar powered attic fans is just the solution, not only for temperature regulation but for neutralizing moisture in the space too.
Trademark Roofing has experience in installing solar powered attic fans in home across Cape Coral, so we can share some of the reasons why homeowners go this route.
1. Renewable energy = Free energy
Solar attic fans run exclusively on energy from the sun, without any need to be linked to the home’s electrical grid. Cape Coral residents will know that the city has no shortage of sunny days to go around to power all things solar. What’s more, this energy is freely available, saving you costs in the long run.
2. Energy efficiency
Having a handle on your home’s temperature regulation will have a significant impact on your home’s energy use. Removing the warm air from the attic cools the space, thereby regulating the temperature of the rest of the home too. This in turn means that homeowners will then forego the need for artificial cooling in summer or heating in winter.
3. Curb appeal
Unlike the bulkier traditional ventilation options, solar attic fans provide a simpler, streamlined option that doesn’t appear unsightly on the surface of the home. In addition, installation is simple as it doesn’t require cement or other materials to prevent leaking. The effect on the roof is a seamless look that will no doubt contribute to your home’s curb appeal.
Traditionally powered attic fans present an element of risk because of the other appliances within the home hooked up to the system. A common problem is negative pressure, which can pull air condition-cooled air into the attic, as well as carbon monoxide and gases from other appliances, which could pose a danger. With solar on the other hand, the amount of energy is at an optimum, preventing eventualities like these.
5. Removal of attic moisture and damp
Effectively managing temperature regulation comes with the added bonus of helping to avoid moisture and damp in your attic too. If left unchecked, these can cause major problems for your attic and roof in the long run.