Unless you've spent time in your attic during the heat of the day you may not realize just how hot it gets up there. The fact is that attic temperatures approach 150 degrees during hot summer days. Ever wonder why it's hard to get the upstairs cool or why your air-conditioning electric bills are so high? Your air conditioner has to work overtime to fight the effect of the attic heat that backs up into your rooms.
You need a Jet Fan. Jet Fans will force hot air right out of your attic. Jet Fan Installations builds and installs Jet Fans and has installed around 15,000 attic fans since 1983. The company has learned a lot about attic fans and uses that wisdom when building what they call, "The Worlds Best Attic Fan". The Jet Fan is simple and, using high-quality components, it can:
• save homeowners up to 30% on their cooling bills
• lengthen roof life by keeping shingles cooler
• add resale value to your home
According to studies by the Home Ventilation Institute homeowners may experience up to a 30% savings on air conditioning costs with a powered attic fan. ComEd Electric Company indicates that air conditioners don't have to run as often when an attic isn't fighting a hot attic.
Jet Fans are built to survive high winds. They're all metal and rust proof with stainless steel bolts that don't leave rust streaks down your roof. The truly heavy-duty screen actually stops surprise attacks from birds or squirrels trying to get into your attic. All the Jet Fan components are American made. The Jet Fan electric motor is quieter and is permanently lubricated, has thermal protection for added safety, and has a capacitor for added life and efficiency. An accurate snap action thermostat turns the Jet Fan on and off automatically and a firestat shuts the fan off in the event of a home fire. Higher quality parts are what makes the Jet Fan better and maintenance free. Jet Fan's limited lifetime warranty is pro-rated for ten (10) years with a discount for homeowners for as long as they own their home if they ever need a replacement.
The Jet Fan can also help when there is an unexplained humidity problem in the attic. Humidity can cause frost and ice to accumulate on the roof-framing members and eventually cause mold, mildew and rot to damage your home's framing. An optional humidistat turns the fan on and off regardless of temperature whenever the relative humidity is too high in the attic.
Jet Fans come in two different sizes. The Jet Fan model 727 covers up to 2000 square feet of attic floor, and the model 747 up to 3200 square feet. For efficiency, bigger is not necessarily better. Installers should check the attics intake ventilation to be sure that there is enough air flow and maximum cross-flow through the attic. The 727 requires 500 square inches of net free vent area (about 10 vents) and the 747 needs 600 square inches (about 12 vents) whether the vents are mushroom roof vents, eave vents, gable vents, or ridge vents.