Posted on August 4th, 2016
Summers can be pretty hot here in Utah and homeowners know it can be expensive to keep your home cool. If you own a home with an attic, temperatures can get as high as 150°F up there in the summer. That intense heat leaks into the home below to raise your cost of cooling. While your air conditioning thermostat may be set in the 70s for your comfort down below, the temperature at your ceiling may measure in the 90s. You’ll be paying for the air conditioner to cool down the ceiling as well as your living space.
One simple trick that can help reduce ceiling temperatures and lower your energy costs is to install an attic fan. This can reduce attic temperatures by as much 50°-60°F. Studies have shown that this can reduce your air conditioning bill by as much as 30%! It also helps prevent your floors from warping and the rafters and shingles on your home from deterioration.
Most attic fans run on conventional household electricity. Yet some homes can be fitted with a solar-powered attic fan that costs virtually nothing to operate. A solar attic fan is an ideal way to experience the savings and comfort made possible by solar energy. An existing electrical attic fan can be changed out to a solar-powered unit without much trouble, and with considerable energy savings.
Whether you prefer a conventional electrical fan or a solar-powered unit, if you want to protect your home while lowering your energy bill, give us a call at 801-375-COOL or click here to schedule an appointment. We’ll evaluate your circumstances and offer the options that best suit your needs and your budget.