Attic Fans & Ventilation

Attic exhaust fans are designed to cool hot attics by bringing in cooler air from the outside via attic vents. But if your vents are blocked for whatever reason — or the attic isn’t sealed enough from the rest of the house — the fan will suck your cool air up into the uppermost part of the house. This, of course, will make your air conditioner work harder and will lead to an increase in electric bills.


Attic Fans & Ventilation

Did you know that the temperature in your attic has an effect on your entire home? At H&H Heating and Air, we know that North Texas is notorious for its hot weather. With the summer heat often soaring into the triple digits, it’s not unusual for attic temperatures to reach 150 degrees or higher in the DFW Metroplex. Unfortunately, a hot attic can mean a house – and outrageous energy bills from trying to cool it down.

Moisture is another problem for homeowners. Rain and humidity can cause problems all year round, damaging your attic’s structure and providing prime conditions for mold growth. Over time, you could see leaks develop in your ceiling and experience water damage inside the home. To keep your attic cool, dry and healthy, we recommend attic fans and ventilation.

Why You Need an Attic Fan

Attic fans serve several purposes. First and foremost, they cool your attic and the rest of your home by pushing out hot air through the attic vents and replacing it with cooler air from outdoors. Most fans use a simple soffit and gable ventilation system to draw in the cooler air. This saves energy, especially in the fall and spring months when you might not want to run your central A/C all day and night.

Second, attic fans promote good air circulation. This reduces the humidity in your attic, inhibiting the growth of mold and mildew. Their installation can save you lots of money on repairs and mold treatment in the future and improve the air quality inside your home.

Finally, attic fans can extend the life of your roof. Asphalt shingle roofs are very common in North Texas, but they are at a disadvantage during the hotter months. Super-heated attics cause heat to rise up through the shingles, which damages them over time and shortens their lifespan. Dark-colored shingles are especially vulnerable, since dark colors absorb more heat. A dark shingled roof can cause your attic temperatures to rise between 20 and 40 degrees. You can prevent this damage by installing an attic fan and ventilation.

Here are some additional benefits of using an attic fan and ventilation system:

  • More energy-efficient than central A/C.
  • Doesn’t require gas.
  • Affordable and low maintenance.
  • Good to have if your A/C goes out.
  • H&H Heating and Air gives great service at a great price.

Getting the Most Out of Your Attic Fan

Though attic fans are energy-efficient and require very little upkeep, there are some steps you must take to make sure they are giving you the best possible results. Homeowners commonly make the mistake of not checking to make sure the vents are clean and clear. Insulation in your attic and debris on your roof can block your attic vents, causing the heat to rise and your A/C to work harder than it should to compensate. It’s a good practice to check your vents periodically, especially after storms have passed through the area.

It’s also important to leave your windows open when your fan is running. The fan and ventilation system depend on the availability of cool outside air. They create a negative pressure that sucks in the outside air through open vents and windows, causing it to pass through and cool your entire home. If your windows are closed, the fan will not be able to create a cool airflow like it should. Be sure to open them up so you and your family can fully enjoy the benefits of your attic fan.

H&H Heating and Air: Your Attic Fan and Ventilation Source

Need a team you can trust to install your attic fan and ventilation system? H&H Heating and Air, LLC is a family-owned and fully insured company with more than 20 years of experience in the heating and cooling industry. We are passionate about providing our customers with world-class heating and air-conditioning repairs, sales and installation.

If you’re in the market for attic fans in the DFW Metroplex or surrounding areas, give our skilled professionals a call. We can explain the pros and cons of attic ventilation, and we will happily help you decide on the perfect unit for your home. Call us today for a free estimate!


High-quality attic fan service

Attic fan and attic ventilation is key for making your home more comfortable, while at the same time lowering your utility bills. Why do attics get so hot? Because they’re absorbing the full power of the sun’s rays.

When this happens, your roofing material will heat up, sometimes up to temperatures of 150 degrees. This heat then travels down to your rafters and the attic itself.

When your attic gets too hot, it’s a tough proposition to keep the rest of your house cool. This is why an attic fan goes a long way to resolve these issues. But it’s not just the summer months that can create issues; at all times during the year, heat and moisture can accumulate and cause damage. A properly ventilated attic will do wonders to help remove the moisture.

If you’re in the market for attic fans in the DFW or surrounding areas, give the pros at H&H Heating and Air a call today. We can explain the ins and outs of attic ventilation and will help you decide on the perfect unit for your home. Put us to work for you!

At H&H Heating and Air, we realize that what we’re really providing our customers is peace of mind.

If you’re experiencing any of these issues and need new ductwork installation in the DFW and surrounding area, give us a call today. We’ll help you diagnose the problem and make improvements right away!


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