Ventilation in the attic is a significant contributor to a healthy, energy-efficient home. Upgrading your home’s attic ventilation can lead to several benefits that will enhance your quality of life.
Without ventilation, heat and moisture can build up in the attic space, and eventually lead to roof damage and increased energy costs. Why?
A mechanical ventilation system installed in the attic will ensure adequate circulation, protect the home and increase energy savings. A ventilation system is generally comprised of four factors:
Your home probably already has some of these components in the form of bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans. Your furnace system can be retrofitted with an external duct to provide fresh-air supply; however, if you plan to run the blower continuously, talk with your HVAC contractor about energy consumption. To run a blower full-time, it should have an energy-efficient electronically commutated motor.
Another option is to install a heat recovery ventilator, which offers an equal supply and exhaust of air, while recovering energy from air that’s on its way out of the home and redirecting it to the incoming stream of air, thereby significantly reducing your energy bills.
Would you like to increase your home’s comfort, indoor air quality and energy savings by upgrading attic ventilation? Contact the experts at Arpi’s Industries Ltd.today! We’re happy to walk you through the process of upgrading ventilation.
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