When to Install a Ventilation Fan?

When to Install a Ventilation Fan?

November 1, 2023

Many people ask, why do I need a ventilation fan? Our experts at The Guild Collective recommend installing a ventilation fan before the hot summer months. During these months, the heat builds up in your attic space, garage, living spaces and sheds.

It’s not ideal to let temperatures get really high in your attic and then try to bring them down

By installing a solar attic ventilation fan or other type of ventilation before temperatures rise, your home will feel much cooler into the summer months.

Heat and moisture are some of your home’s biggest enemies. Our professionals can install Solar Star Ventilation Fans, delivering an eco-friendly approach to neutralize moisture and drive out heat, keeping your home cool in the summer and also protecting it from harm during the winter.

Many homes have passive ventilation, in which the air in your attic space is moved around by natural sources like wind or convection. For example, a wind turbine, ridge vent or turtle vents all allow heat to escape from the attic through the roof and thus maintain a temperature in your attic space.

An alternative is active ventilation, which a solar attic ventilation fan can provide by delivering fresh air so you feel great and your home stays cool and protected. It draws fresh air in from the outside through soffits, and pushes the heat out from the inside through the attic space. A solar attic fan can lower the temperature in your attic space by 15-20 degrees. We gathered those numbers when comparing the temperature in a Texas attic during the summer before and after installing a solar attic fan.

Let’s review the benefits of installing a solar attic fan.

Summer Cooling

When the heat of summer hits, it needs to be vented from your attic to keep living spaces comfortable, air conditioning units from overworking, and roof structures and materials from deteriorating. Solar Star Ventilation Fans:

  • Pull heat from your attic and structure of your home
  • Remove heat load and provide a more comfortable interior
  • Lower air conditioning energy bills - AC units usually live in the attic. By cooling your attic space, it allows your air conditioning unit to not have to work as hard. In addition, it allows the air to get to your rooms at a cooler temperature, thus reducing your electricity bills during peak months.

Winter Protection

When ice, snow, and cold temperatures outside combine with excess humidity inside, it can do serious damage to your home’s structure. Solar Star Ventilation Fans safeguard your attic from winter damage by:

  • Equalizing attic and exterior temperatures
  • Eliminating damage to insulation and framing materials produced by moisture
  • Avoiding leaks and structural decay from ice damming
  • Mitigating weakened internal structures caused by mold and fungus growth

If you have any questions about cooling off a space, protecting your home, and controlling your utility bills, please set up your free in-home consultation today.

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