FINDING ATTIC MOISTURE IN WINTER?
There are several reasons why you are finding moisture in your attic during winter. Moisture from daily activities such as cooking, bathing, and laundry can rise into your attic, especially in winter when windows and doors are closed. This moisture carried up to the attic can build up on surfaces including insulation.
CONSIDER AN ATTIC FAN
Most people associate attic fans (powered attic ventilators) with summer and heat build-up in the attic. But did you know that an attic fan can also play an important role in your attic during winter? It’s true.
An attic fan in winter can help prevent ice dams, reduce moisture in your attic during winter months, and prevent mold and mildew buildup due to moisture problems in the attic.
ICE DAMS & ATTIC FANS
Even with good attic insulation, heated air from living spaces can build up in your attic. This heated air can prematurely melt snow on your roof, which can lead to ice dams. An attic fan in winter can exhaust heat from your attic and reduce the risk of ice dams by keeping your attic cool.
Insulation loses its thermal resistance when it is wet, this may cause a need to run your heating system longer in order to achieve ideal room temperatures, resulting in much higher heating costs. And if left unaddressed, eventually insulation will need to be replaced.
ATTIC MILDEW & MOLD PROBLEMS
Moisture build-up on wood surfaces can lead to mold problems that can spread through your home. This can be especially concerning for occupants that suffer from mold or mildew allergies or a weakened immune system. Click here for more on Mold from The National Institue for Environmental Science
AN AFFORDABLE SOLUTION
An attic fan is an affordable way to prevent moisture build-up in your attic during winter and eliminate heat buildup in summer.
ATTIC AIR SERVICES
We provide insulation and ventilation services, including attic fan installations – all year. Call us for a quick quote today at 630.830.3870