Although your attic may be one of the least visited rooms of your home, it can have a major impact on the efficiency of your air conditioner. Without the proper ventilation systems to keep your attic cool, your air conditioning could be working twice as hard to maintain a cool temperature in your home. If you believe that your air conditioning may be working a little too hard to cool your home, consider the significance of your attic and ventilation systems in maintaining an optimal temperature for each of your rooms.
The Importance of Ventilating Your Attic in the Summer
Because your attic is the highest sitting room in your house, a hot day can easily take its toll on the space. As this particular room heats up with a lack of ventilation, it may cause your air conditioner to overcompensate for the heat. However because heat rises, there are many other sources of heat that can contribute to the heat in your attic, such as sunlight, heat from appliances, steam, and body heat from people in your home. For this reason, it is often necessary to address the heat in the top floors of your home to help regulate the temperature throughout the house.
Moisture and Mold are Caused by Humidity
While heat and humidity alone can be unpleasant, they can also be sources of mold growth in various parts of your home. Mold thrives in dark, humid places, and for this reason especially it is necessary to ventilate spaces such as your attic that may be more prone to mold growth than others. Once mold begins to grow in your home, it can be particularly difficult to track and eliminate, as these spores often travel into other rooms through the air. It can also cause troublesome health complications for both humans and pets living in the house. With this in mind, both ventilation systems and fans to circulate the air are also crucial for preventing the dangerous and detrimental spread of mold in your home.
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