How attic ventilation helps AC performance
Your AC unit is a godsend during warm weather, keeping your home or office cool and comfortable. But there are some things you can do to help keep your system in peak working order. One of which is attic ventilation.
The type of ventilation your home or business has plays a key role in how effective your AC will perform. From energy consumption to wear and tear, the right attic ventilation can make a world of difference.
Hot air rises. This, in combination with heat absorption from the shingles on your roof, make attics a literal oven in the hot summer months. This heat radiates out of the attic, through walls, and into the rest of your home, causing your AC system to work harder. It doesn’t take much for an attic to reach well over 100 degrees.
However, the right ventilation can make a big difference, venting out blisteringly hot air from your attic to the exterior of your home, and reducing the overall temperature of the space. In turn, this reduces the amount of heat radiating to other areas of your home and as a result, reduces the stress placed on your AC unit.
Over time, attic ventilation can end up saving you thousands in expensive AC repair or replacement costs, while reducing your energy costs year-round.