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Prevent the Growth of Mold and Mildew

In the winter, warm air from the living area below rises from inside the house into the attic space, where it comes into touch with the roof, which is much lower in temperature than the living space below. As hot air cools on contact with your roof, it condenses, causing rot, mildew, and mold to form. These conditions may cause significant damage to your roof, as well as insulation problems and aesthetic concerns with the finish of your house. In addition to exhausting hot, damp air from your attic, a solar attic fan also introduces cold, drier air into the room. This exchange prevents condensation from accumulating and keeps your attic dry, which helps to prevent the growth of mildew, and fungus in your home. 

Why Does Black Mold Grow?

 

Water damage is the most typical cause of black mold. It can be the ideal habitat for black mold to thrive if water seeps into your house and remains there for a long time. Black mold development may also be influenced by poor ventilation. Lack of fresh air will result in increased humidity in your home, which will be ideal for the growth of black mold. In order to stop black mold from forming, it’s critical to remedy any plumbing or roof leaks as soon as possible.

Depending on the species, black mold can have a variety of appearances, but it typically takes the form of a sticky film that is either black, dark brown, or greenish-black and thrives on organic waste. It frequently occurs in moist, dark locations like crawlspaces, bathrooms, and basements. It’s simple to mix up black mold with other mold species that you might find in your house.

Roof Deterioration

In the winter, warm air from the living area below rises from inside the house into the attic space, where it comes into touch with the roof, which is much lower in temperature than the living space below. As hot air cools on contact with your roof, it condenses, causing rot, mildew, and mold to form. These conditions may cause significant damage to your roof, as well as insulation problems and aesthetic concerns with the finish of your house. In addition to exhausting hot, damp air from your attic, a solar attic fan also introduces cold, drier air into the room. This exchange prevents condensation from accumulating and keeps your attic dry, which helps to prevent the growth of rot, mildew, and fungus in your home. 

Prevent the Need for Expensive Structural Repairs

In addition to mold, mildew, and decay, the accumulation of moisture in your attic may result in another potentially dangerous problem: ice dams. Icing dams form when warm inside air rises to the roof’s peak and melts the snow on the roof, causing the snow to flow down to the eaves and gutters. The snow refreezes and builds into a clump of ice, which stops the water from draining correctly. The water that backs up behind the dam may seep through the shingles and cause damage to the roof structure, walls, ceilings, and insulation, among other things. As you ventilate your attic with a solar attic fan, you can minimize the formation of ice dams, which may save you money on expensive repairs when the weather becomes warmer. 

A Fraction of Energy for Double the Cooling

Do solar attic fans run all the time? Do they have Thermostats or Batteries?

Yet another big benefit of using solar attic fans rather than electric fans is that they do not need wiring, making them far simpler to install. Solar attic fans come with a built in pre rated thermostat to tell the fan when to come on and off. One of the most common questions asked is if the solar attic fans run all the time? Yes, they run all throughout the day but you will need an inverter if you want to take advantage of the night time cooling. Only a few manufacturers include the inverters with their product. Solar attic fans do not have batteries.

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