Myth: Powered Attic Ventilators Cut Cooling Bills

Myth Powered Attic Ventilators Cut Cooling Bills

There are numerous ways to cut your cooling bills, but attic ventilators are little more than a hole to throw your money in. One of the worst ways to try and save money is through buying and installing attic ventilators. While they do come in a variety of efficiency models and even have solar options with some units, these machines will cost you much more than they will save you in the end. You might as well be throwing your hard-earned dollars into a fan rather than install one of these machines in your ceiling.

Cost Of Powered Attic Ventilators

Not only will you have to pay for the unit and installation, these machines could also cause your air conditioning and heating unit to work harder as it pulls any air that it can get to through even the tiniest of leaks in your ceiling. While this may make your attic air a bit cooler, air is not a sentient being and the fans will pull air no matter what temperature it is around them. Yes, in a perfect world, your ceiling would be sealed with no leaks, but unfortunately most ceilings are not leak free. Air is one of the hardest substances when it comes to keeping it contained and these ventilators, while wonderful for pulling the hot air out of the attic, are not yet available with mechanisms that can distinguish when the air they are pulling is cool or not.

Rather than pay for the unit and installation of something that will eventually lead to costing more money than you will be saving, why not look into a more highly efficient air conditioning unit? With a higher efficient unit, you will be saving more money in the long run by providing the cool air your home really needs and forcing out the hot air that you don’t. If you are looking for a truly price-saving piece of machinery when it comes to heating and cooling your home, call us at (909) 326-6106 for all your air conditioning needs or visit to see all the services we at McLay Services, Inc. provide.

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