Whether they’re crawlspaces, storage spaces or fitted as lofts, attics don’t exactly have a reputation for comfort. Part of this is because they tend to be hot, stuffy, humid and poorly ventilated. Between indoor heat rising and solar heat hitting the roof and radiating downward, attics can rise to high temperatures. Often they’re not air-conditioned, which makes them a pocket of heat inside your home’s thermal envelope. That’s why home attic ventilation can be so helpful.
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Your attic space is often forgotten when it comes to climate control, especially if it isn’t habitable. But because heat rises to the attic and can escape in the winter, it’s a key location for managing your home comfort. Ensuring you have proper attic ventilation is one way you can keep your home comfortable and healthy year-round.
Besides relying on your cooling system exclusively this summer for comfort, you should consider fans as well. Summers get pretty hot in the Fresno area, and a fan can make the inside of your home feel cooler, whisk heat and humidity outside, and even make your attic cooler. A fan is one of the least expensive appliances to operate, and a variety of models are available for spot ventilation in your kitchen or bathroom, for attic ventilation, and for your living spaces.
Without proper attic ventilation, your home would be susceptible to damaging, extreme temperatures in the summer and moisture problems in other seasons. The average home requires air circulation through the attic to sufficiently lower the temperature and remove condensation. Learn the benefits that proper ventilation in the attic offers.