Proper ventilation conserves energy all year long, while improper attic ventilation is one of the most common energy-wasters in homes today.
During hot summer months, it is not uncommon for a poorly ventilated attic to reach temperatures between 140 and 150 degrees. This superheated air not only speeds the deterioration of paint, roofing, and insulation, but penetrates down through the ceiling to heat the entire living area.
Proper ventilation removes superheated attic air. Therefore, air conditioning systems don’t have to work as long or as hard. Cooling bills will be lower, and the cooling system will last longer.
During cold winter months, attic ventilation is equally important to reduce attic condensation. A home relies on insulation to help retain heat produced by a heating system; if insulation in an improperly ventilated attic becomes wet from moisture it becomes practically useless. This allows heat to escape through the attic, a waste of money and energy. To ensure proper attic ventilation it is important to keep air moving — a complete exchange of attic air should take place every six minutes.
Properly installed Lomanco Vents keep air moving through your home year round.
Whether you’re a home owner or home builder, the best return on investment for protecting the longevity of your house is the proper installation of a balanced ventilation system with the proven performance and quality of Lomanco Vents.
All Lomanco products are geared toward saving energy, increasing efficiency, and enhancing the performance of your home’s building products.
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Ventilation for your attic space is essential, but don’t forget the crawlspace – read our next article, Don’t Forget the Crawlspace, to learn about crawlspace ventilation.