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Benefits of Solar Attic Fan Installation

Your home’s attic is probably a dusty, disorganized place that you rarely visit, let alone think about. But did you know that paying a little attention to your attic could result in a lot of household benefits?


When it comes to your home’s overall operation, many people overlook the role that the attic plays and pay more attention to major players such as your HVAC system, roofing, and plumbing. Attic fan installation in Nashville, TN benefits your home’s other systems by decreasing cooling costs and increasing your HVAC system’s efficiency. Here’s how. 

Why Is My Attic So Important?

An attic operates as a home’s heat shield by absorbing heat that comes directly from the sun. This is why your roof and attic can reach temperatures in the triple digits on a hot day. When the heat in your home rises upward and has no escape, your attic will get so hot that it will interfere with your air conditioner’s ability to work as efficiently as it otherwise could. Your attic is like a sneaky thief that’s silently stealing your air conditioner’s cooling potential.

How Solar Attic Fans Work

Solar attic fans are installed on the roof of a house. The fan’s intake ventilation actively displaces the hot attic air with the cooler, ambient air outside the home. They also vent out excess moisture from the attic. This keeps the temperatures in the attic from negatively affecting the rest of the home.

Benefits of a Solar Attic Fan

Professionally installed solar attic fans decrease your energy bills by increasing your HVAC system’s efficiency. When there’s less heat in the attic, there’s less heat in your home overall. Your attic’s insulation will be able to trap heat more effectively so it doesn’t reach the rest of the home. And when your attic fan is solar-powered, the system will work hardest when you need it the most—on hot Nashville days!

Another added benefit of solar attic fans is that they decrease the amount of humidity in your home. Moisture in a house rises into the attic, but the attic fan will exhaust it outside to keep the area dry and moisture free. This also protects the roof by discouraging the development of mold, mildew, and wood rot.

Hire Professionals for Your Solar Attic Services

Now that we’ve piqued your curiosity about solar attic fans and convinced you they’ll greatly benefit your home, perhaps you’re contemplating a DIY job. There are a lot of reasons why you should leave the installation to professionals. Although the installation isn’t difficult, it requires skilled technicians to properly gauge and assess the following before choosing a system and installing it.

  • The size of the new system
  • Amount of living space
  • House style, garage attachments, and the amount of sun exposure it receives
  • The color, type, and pitch of your roof

We stay abreast of the latest solar technology for effective and professional installations. Not only that, but we’re also experienced in repairs and routine maintenance.

When you need attic fan installation in Nashville, TN, contact Covenant Heating and Cooling.

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