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Solar Attic Fans in Chesapeake, VA by House Call Company

Solar attic fans sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but in truth they are very real and can make a big difference in the efficiency of your home. Hot air rises, making your attic a repository of high temperatures and stagnant air that can really impact your ability to stay cool and comfortable. Attic fans help vent the heat and recirculate the air, helping it to feel fresher and cleaner as well as making things easier on your air conditioner. And here in Virginia, our summers are hot and humid enough to merit all the help your air conditioning can get. While attic fans on their own do quite well in improving your home’s energy efficiency, solar attic fans do even better. Read on for a quick breakdown of what they are and how they function, as well as how House Call Company can help you with them.

House Call Company has the technicians and experience to install and repair solar attic fans throughout Chesapeake, VA. 

How Do Solar Attic Fans Work?

Attic fans in general fall into a variety of categories, including traditional fans that circulate the air in the home and vent the hot air at night, to heat recovery ventilators, which facilitate a heat transfer to freshen the air without altering the indoor temperature. Solar attic fans play much the same role as these other models. The only difference is the way they obtain their power. Solar panels (usually on your roof) power a fan that pulls outside air in through a vent, which in turn pushes the hot air coalescing in your attic outside. Solar attic fans work well in the winter too, preventing moist air from your home from rising and intermingling with the cold underside surface of your roof (which can create condensation, which leads to all manner of problems).

What Are the Benefits of Solar Attic Fans?

Some of the benefits of this system are self–explanatory. By circulating the air, you help get rid of the unwanted hot air in the summer and help keep your air fresher and cleaner in the winter. That helps give your air conditioner a break, since it won’t have to work so hard to keep your home cool. Its overall strain will be reduced – lessening the chances of a breakdown – and your monthly energy bills are apt to be a bit lower over it. Best of all, because the attic fans are solar powered, they use almost no electricity of their own, and can operate with very little cost or maintenance for a long time.

Turn to House Call Company to Install and Repair Solar Attic Fans

Homeowners can improve the value and comfort levels of their homes by installing solar attic fans. The friendly professionals at House Call Company can go over your options with you, then install and maintain the right type of solar attic fan to suit your needs.  We happily serve communities throughout the Chesapeake area, and our staff is on call to answer any questions your might have. We can not only install and service such units, but we can help keep them maintained so that you don’t need to worry about repairs as much and replace them when the time comes to install a new one. Contact us today and let us make your home a more comfortable and energy efficient place to be!