A well-ventilated attic plays an important role in the health of your home and the well-being of everyone who lives there. Here are just a few reasons why improving attic air circulation can make your life better and your pocketbook fuller.
Increase Energy Efficiency
When the weather gets warm in spring and summer, ventilating the attic helps your roof to breathe. Besides reducing heat, ventilation cools the base of the roof. When your attic is ventilated, your cooling costs are reduced because hot air doesn’t have a chance to accumulate. This, in turn, reduces the stress on your air conditioner that would otherwise be inflicted by South Florida’s long days and sometimes overly hot daytime temperatures. Attics can get as hot as 150 degrees during the hot Pensacola summers; this can raise the temperature in your living space as well. Proper ventilating helps to keep temperatures and cooling costs under control.
Prevent Mold And Mildew
Moisture and humidity can encourage the growth of mold and mildew whether it’s the hot and humid summer or a wet and cold winter. Proper ventilating can minimize condensation and keep attic humidity levels in check. Condensation can reduce the efficiency of insulation by dampening and compacting it. When that happens, your heating and cooling systems must work harder to make up for the loss.
Protect The Structural Integrity Of Your Home
When your attic is ventilated in a balanced way, you reduce the danger of structural deterioration by protecting your wood rafters and roof decking from humidity, moisture, and rot. Besides damaging the roof, excessive heat and moisture can harm shingles, wood framing, siding, paint and even wallpaper.
A properly ventilated attic can replace hot, stale air with fresh, cool air. This improves indoor air quality and is the most effective way to keep your attic free of moisture and excessive heat. To learn more about attic ventilation systems, visit All Seasons Service Network or call 850-637-8479.