At Del-Air Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing, we specialize in keeping Floridians cool throughout all four seasons by providing Tampa air conditioning services. One effective way to reduce energy bills, while taking advantage of the mild temperatures that spring, fall, and winter can bring, is by installing a whole-house fan, also known as an attic fan.
A whole-house fan uses powerful suction to draw air from all parts of your home, creating cooling circulation and replacing hot, inside air with cooler, outside air. Warm air is then exhausted through vents in the roof or undereaves, provided that you have the correct roof and attic venting required to allow for pressurized air to escape. The result is a cooler home for you and your family.
For best results, whenever the outside temperature drops below the temperature inside the home, you should open some screened windows and flip on the attic fan. You can pull cool, dry air into the house while dumping the hot air outside through the vents in the roof.
Choosing the Right Attic Fan for Your Home
While various fan types can be effective, ceiling-mounted whole-house fans are among the most popular varieties. Installed in the attic between the ceiling and living space, these fans move large amounts of air. Additionally, many homeowners opt for ducted whole-house fans. These models are quieter because they are mounted in the attic, away from living space. Flexible ductwork runs from low-key room grilles to the fan, so the air can be vented directly out of the house, rather than through attic vents. Overall, whole-house fans use about 10 percent of the energy an air conditioner uses and can pay for themselves in just a few seasons.
Contact Del-Air for More Energy-Saving Tips
A leader in Tampa air conditioning services, Del-Air is committed to helping homeowners save money on their energy bills throughout the year. Looking for more great energy-saving tips? Browse our blog for help cutting your cooling bills this season without sacrificing your family’s comfort. We look forward to meeting you and helping to ensure that your family stays cool throughout the year.