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We are your roofing experts in Glen Burnie, MD. Did you know our roofing department at Horizons Unlimited Home Improvements also installs attic fans? Attic fans are a vital part of your home. Today we are going to go over a few reasons why they are so important.

During the summer months, your attic can reach temperatures of up to 150 degrees, and that’s when the outside air temperature is only 80 degrees! An attic fan can help lower that temperature by as much as 50 degrees cooler. What does that mean for your regular living space? Well, it means that your regular living space in your home will also have a decrease in temperature, which will allow you to cool your house naturally. And it’s possible that your air conditioner will not have to work as hard, thus saving you money on your energy bills. Additionally, an attic fan can also increase the life of your roof. When you shower and cook there is moisture in the air that is created. That moisture in the air rises and heads straight for the attic. Eventually, that moisture will build up and could possibly cause mold in the attic insulation, as well as mold in the actual wood beams and frames. This mold will cause major damage, and can wreak havoc on your roof over time. Having the attic fan will move air around and out of the attic, rather than having it settle on the insulation and wood beams.

In conclusion, having an attic fan is very important to your house. It will lower the temperature in your attic and then your living space, thus allowing you to not utilize your air conditioner. This in turn can lower your energy costs. An attic fan will also move moisture from showering and cooking up and out of your home, rather than having it damage attic insulation and wood beams and frames. If you have decided it’s time to install an attic fan, call our office today for an estimate. Or, if you currently have one that is not working properly, call our office so we can check it out. Call today at 1-800-673-3034.