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All homeowners are concerned about efficiency in regards to cooling their homes. Most homeowners overlook one of the most efficient and easy fixes – Gable Attic Fans!
Adding a Gable Attic Fan to your home helps to cool only the attic and kicks in once it reaches a preset temperature. Effectively using a Gable Attic Fan can save you over 30% in cooling costs! Who doesn’t like that kind of savings?
How Does an Gable Fan Work?
Believe it or not, attic temperatures can reach up to 150 degrees! Attic Fans work by getting rid of trapped super hot air that collects and backs up in your attic. Without the help of an Attic Fan, your cooling system will be required to work overtime, and you, in turn, pay larger cooling bills. Attic Fans create positive air flow and do not rely on excessive venting or wind. Since there is no excessive venting involved, you are less likely to have damage from moisture infiltration like rain and snow.
In the latest article on the Gable Attic Fan site, we take a look at whether or not you really need to buy attic fan shutters during the installation of a gable fan. You will learn how to check if you already have vented gables, if they are large enough for your gable attic fan, how to tell if the air is passing through, etc.
Where and How are they mounted?
Most Attic Fans are mounted on the roof of the home toward the back of the house and positioned about 2 feet down from the peak. When you purchase an Attic Fan, flashing that fits around it should be included and will be water proof. They are controlled by a thermostat and only run when needed or beneficial to cooling efficiently.
Are Gable Attic Fans Really Worth the Money and Time?
The simple answer to this is YES! Gable Attic Fans can range from the fairly inexpensive (around $39) to the very expensive. Most homeowners can install gable fans themselves by watching a simple DIY video online. If you prefer not to install yourself, most General Contractors will install them for a minimal amount.
Basically, the addition of a Attic Gable Fan can
- Save up to 30% on air conditioning costs
- Lower upstairs temperatures in homes by at least 10 degrees and
- Lengthen roof life by keeping the shingles cooler.
All in all, MORE than worth the investment!
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