During the hot summer, it can be a real challenge to keep your home cool. Thankfully, a properly functioning attic fan can help remove the heat that builds up in your home. That said, how do homeowners in Lorton, VA know whether or not they need professional attic fan repairs?
Your Attic Fan Doesn’t Turn On
When your attic fan is on and in working order, it can help you save on the cost of air conditioner repairs by keeping your AC unit from working too hard. If your attic fan won’t turn on, it’s probably suffering from an electrical problem, which requires a professional to fix. A qualified service technician can pinpoint whether the electrical problem stems from the fan’s wiring or internal thermostat.
The Attic Fan Doesn’t Displace Enough Air to Adequately Cool
An attic fan cools your attic by moving out the hot air so that cooler air can take its place. Even a normal attic fan has the ability to displace 72,000 cubic feet of air per hour. Large attic fans can move air at 360,000 CFH.
If your attic fan is lacking in the ability to displace air, its value greatly diminishes. This problem could be an air intake or exhaust problem. Sometimes, debris is the cause. Other times, the problem is much more difficult to pinpoint and requires the aid of a professional.
Seeking Attic Fan Repairs Can Keep You Cool This Summer
If your home has an attic fan, make sure that you get the most out of it this summer by ensuring that it’s working properly. Don’t attempt to take on attic fan repairs yourself. You can read more about Commonwealth Cooling & Heating’s HVAC repair services on our website.