You likely know that an efficient attic ventilation system is important – But do you know why? Not only does the right ventilation system help protect your roof and attic, but it also lowers energy bills. By allowing heat to escape your attic in the summer, your air conditioning system doesn’t have to work as hard to cool your home.
During warm temperatures, proper attic ventilation conserves the energy needed for air conditioning, allowing hot air to be released when it would otherwise build up inside. When the ventilation system isn’t sufficient, it creates warmer temperatures inside your home that puts more strain on air-conditioning systems, leading to a rise in energy costs. A poor ventilation system can cause mold, mildew and rot as excess moisture absorbs into the materials of your attic.
During the winter, moisture from precipitation can even into your insulation system, therefore reducing the effectiveness of it. Therefore, your heating system must work harder to keep your home harm – all while again increasing your energy costs.
If you are noticing excessive heat, mold, or ineffective heating or cooling systems, these could all be signals of a ventilation issue – but there are other factors that may cause these issues, as well. To ensure your heating and air conditioning units are working efficiently, contact Eastern Tech.