With the recent arrival of summer, many people are starting to think about what they’re going to do when things really start to heat up outside. Some options include escaping to a cooler climate, taking advantage of swimming opportunities as much as possible and cranking the air conditioning just about as high as it’ll go.
All of these choices certainly offer their perks, but if a life of leisure and escape isn’t in the cards and you don’t feel like running your energy bill through the roof, there’s another option for
keeping your home cool and comfortable: making smart use of attic and ceiling fans. These appliances are capable of providing enhanced comfort without the energy expenditure that comes with relying on your air conditioning. Let’s take a closer look at attic fans and ceiling fans.
Poor attic ventilation is one of the leading causes of difficulty when it comes to keeping your home cool during the summer. Install an attic fan and you will really save on your AC bill. Attic temperatures can far exceed outdoor temperatures, and when that heat is trapped inside your home, it forces your air conditioner to work overtime and sticks you with the bill. Install an attic fan and you can also increase the lifetime of your roof too.
This is where your attic fan comes into the picture. By allowing the air to circulate better throughout your attic, the attic fan helps bring down the temperature, putting less strain on your air conditioner and saving you money in the process. And by using a programmable thermostat to control your attic fan, you can avoid having to worry about whether the temperature is under control, as well as about how much you’re spending to keep your home comfortable.
Not surprisingly, most people don’t think too much about attic fans. After all, out of sight, out of mind. But ceiling fans, because they’re a standard feature in many homes, play a prominent role in keeping homes cool during the summer heat. Ceiling fans on the proper summertime setting—spinning counterclockwise, that is—push air down into the room, creating a breeze that results in a cooling effect. Again, this can help you resist the temptation to crank your air conditioning by removing the need to do so.
At this time of the year, if you notice anything amiss with your attic fan or your ceiling fans, don’t delay in calling for attic and ceiling fan repair in Palm Desert, CA. Trained and experienced electricians can ensure that your fans are repaired and properly functioning, and they’ll be happy to arrange a regular maintenance schedule to help you avoid emergency situations in the future.
At Hill Electric, Inc., we’ve been helping with attic and ceiling fan repair in Palm Desert, CA for 20 years, and as a result, we know a few things about proper fan installation and maintenance that can help you survive the summer without spending a fortune. Are your fans not working as well as they should be? Can you remember when you last had them repaired, or even serviced? Give us a call to schedule an appointment.