Letting your attic breathe is an important part of maintaining a healthy and energy efficient home. As the sun heats your roof throughout the day, attic temperatures can reach over 150 degrees in the summer without proper ventilation. When your attic cannot breathe, the resulting trapped heat and moisture can cause numerous problems including higher electric bills, mold outbreaks, and ultimately the deterioration of your roof over time. Attic Breeze solar attic fans offer the perfect solution to this ventilation problem by continuously removing attic heat and moisture throughout the day, and do so for absolutely no cost of operation. Working as a self-regulating system with your attic, the more intensely the sun beats down on your roof, the faster our fans remove hot air to cool your attic. And when your attic is cooler, everything in your attic just works better.

Insulation Works Better

Attic insulation is the primary method builders use to keep heat from entering your home. This works great when the insulation is new, but over time excessive attic heat and moisture will degrade and compact insulation making it less effective at keeping out the heat. Attic Breeze helps extend the life of your attic insulation by continuously removing attic heat and moisture throughout the day. By lowering the average temperature in the attic, your insulation actually works better and becomes more effective at reducing heat transfer into your home. And when heat transfer is reduced, the result is a more comfortable home that requires less energy to cool.

HVAC is More Efficient

You may be surprised to know that the efficiency rating of your HVAC system (SEER rating) is only valid at 77°F. As operating temperatures increase, the actual SEER rating of your HVAC equipment decreases. For homes that have HVAC equipment installed in the attic space, your cooling system will use more energy to operate the hotter your attic becomes due to heat gain. Attic Breeze works by removing heat and reducing the attic temperature, allowing your HVAC system to operate more efficiently and use less energy to cool your home. And the less your HVAC equipment needs to operate, the more money you will save on cooling bills and equipment repairs.

Shingles Last Longer

As the temperature of your roof increases throughout the day, shingles will give off heat both to the surrounding outside air and into the attic space. The more heat the shingles can transfer away, the lower the resulting roof temperature. However when an attic is poorly ventilated, the air inside becomes so hot that it causes heat transfer from the roof to slow down, forcing the temperature of the shingles to increase even more. This excessive heat buildup can ruin roof shingles over time causing them to buckle and deteriorate prematurely. Attic Breeze solves this problem by continuously removing trapped hot air from the attic space, allowing your roof to release the maximum amount of heat possible. And a cooler roof means your shingles last longer, saving you money.