It is incredibly difficult to understand how all cooling systems work. One or two are standard in any home but beyond that, they are mostly not thought of by the vast majority of people. This causes many to spend far too much on electricity because of their insufficient cooling units.
Attic fans are particularly unknown. They are smaller, do not directly blow cool air, and are seen as accessories instead of necessities. They do, however, make a big difference in any home for a relatively low price compared to whole house fans, air conditioners, and even ceiling fans.
The average ceiling fan does not even work nearly as well as an attic fan and for a high quality one it sits at around the same price as an attic fan. Attic fans and ceiling fans can both sit at around a couple hundred dollars before installation. Attic fans typically cost around $200 with a small install price.
Attic fans really work because their design and purpose is crucial to the temperature of any home. As discussed before, they do not directly push air into the house and instead push cool air into the attic. Many do not realize how hot their attic can get. Attics can reach up to 150 to 160 degrees.
An average air conditioner does not reach the attic and so while the house sits at the temperature that is desired, the attic stays incredibly hot and works in opposition to the air conditioner, continually heating the home and causing many to use their air conditioner way too much.
Attic fans specifically cool that area and therefore allow for people to use their air conditioner much less and saving money monthly.
Attic fans are unknown but they are incredibly helpful. Every home should have one as they may end up ultimately saving money