High attic temperatures in the middle of hot, humid August are unavoidable, but the difference between 100 degrees and 135 degrees is huge. The lower temperature is possible only if you have proper continuous attic ventilation. Here are three reasons why a lower temperature and greater air flow in your attic are desirable.
- Reduces cooling and heating costs. Even though you aren’t pumping cool air into the attic, it’s easier to keep your home at a comfortable temperature in the summer if it isn’t sitting beneath an oven. In very cold winters, attic ventilation can even reduce heating costs, making this addition to your home worthwhile all year-round.
- Validates asphalt shingle warranties. Many warranties are void without attic ventilation because the air flow under the roof helps keep the temperature on the surface of the roof lower, which prevents damage to your shingles.
- Prevents moisture build-up. Humid summers and wet winters can lead to moisture build-up in your attic insulation, but if air is flowing through the space, such issues are much less likely to develop.
Overall, attic ventilation has many worthwhile benefits and no drawbacks, making it the only way to go. Circulation can be added to an existing attic or incorporated into a new construction project. No matter what your exact situation is, contact Ernst Heating & Cooling to start the process of ventilating your attic today.
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