Being situated right at the top of the house, attics have a tendency of becoming very hot, especially during the summer months. Because of the heat it traps, it can become quite unbearable if you plan to stay up there for too long. As a result, the temperature of the interiors of a home can rise up too and increase your cooling costs of the air conditioner. In average, heat can cause a temperature rise of almost up to 100 degrees.
Attic fans are an excellent idea to keep yourself as well as the attic cool, especially when you are working with your things at the attic. Transporting luggage, furniture and other items for storage and vice versa can be a tiresome task, especially if the attic is so hot. The attic receives the direct sunlight and in spite of sufficient insulation, you cannot prevent it from getting too hot.
If attics are well ventilated, keeping the windows open and switching on the attic fan can help to a great extent to blow away the trapped heat which makes the attic stuffy. Once it cools down, your attic automatically becomes quite comfortable. Nowadays several kinds of fans are available in the market to choose from. They are usually power saving too so that you do not need to worry about an increased electric bill. Solar attic fans are equally effective and environment friendly which work on a regular plug in like all other fans.
However, purchasing attic fans is a bit of an investment since they don’t come cheap. The average price range is around $400 to $600. Before you purchase the fan, you must look around and do some research weighing the pros and cons of each before you decide on a particular fan.
Make sure you check the loft installation procedure. If you are capable of installing it yourself you must shop for suitable fans. Those who require a professional to install the attic fan must include that in the installation charges too as part of one’s budget. The money that you spend will be worth it.