Ceiling Fans, Attic Fans, and Exhaust Fans Help Handle Summer Heat

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bigstock-Air-Conditioners-Fans-And-Ran-390715766The summer heat is on its way, and DC’rs know precisely what to expect. Besides making sure your AC is tuned up, it’s a good time to think about other ways to help beat the heat without paying enormous energy bills this summer. Most often, people consider two different ways to do that. One is adding more insulation, and the other is blowing the hot air out of your attic. Read on to find out more about both options.

Please note: This is the last call for anyone thinking of getting work done in their attic before fall/winter. Since Wilcox Electric protects its workers by limiting jobs with intense heat exposure, now may be the last chance to schedule any work that would require a technician to work in the attic. They’ll be taking a seasonal break from that particular kind of job once the temps start to soar. 

Blow Out the Heat and Breathe in the Savings

One of the best ways to keep the outside temperatures outside is to install attic fans and exhaust fans. Circulating the air and drawing it up and out the attic vents can keep your house cooler and more comfortable at a much lower cost than air conditioning. Many people prefer to keep the a/c off entirely except when the temps are at their worst. 

Attic fans can change a lot when it comes to the comfort of your home. In addition to keeping the heat out, your attic fans will also push back that heavy wave of humidity. If the stifling weather doesn’t stay in the attic, it keeps the whole house cooler. Running the attic fan on hot sunny days can save your air conditioner from running at full capacity. You’ll appreciate that when the utility bills show up. 

Ceiling fans add comfort and style to your home. A gentle breeze in the kitchen, dining room, or family room helps evaporate the humidity, and it just plain helps you feel better. You can find ceiling fans in all types of styles and colors and can even have a remote to operate them.

Using exhaust fans in the kitchen and ensuring your dryer is ventilated correctly outside will also help keep the extra heat and humidity from cooking. 

Considering DIY ceiling fan installation? There is more to it than connecting wires. In most cases, professional installation goes more smoothly and safely and can actually save money. 

Insulation Keeps the Cold in and the Heat Out

Insulation helps keep the air temperature in the house comfortable. In the winter, it keeps those bitter winds and deep freeze temperatures from freezing you out of the house. In the summer, it keeps the heat outside and the air conditioning inside. You should inspect your insulation and make sure it is sufficient to help provide protection. 

Before you decide to do any insulating, it’s crucial to know the safety issues. We invite you to read this blog on attic insulation safety.

Wilcox Electric is your local electrician in the Washington, D.C., area. Contact us today to make sure your home can fight the heat. Call (301) 583-8888 or (202) 546-1010 

Again, please note: This is the last call for anyone thinking of getting work done in their attic before fall/winter. Since Wilcox Electric protects its workers by limiting jobs with intense heat exposure, now may be the last chance to schedule any work that would require a technician to work in the attic. They’ll be taking a seasonal break from that particular kind of job once the temps start to soar.