Can Attic Fan Installation Really Lower Your AC Bill?

May 31, 2023

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The official start of summer is just around the corner, and with the return of the summer season comes warmer temperatures. For homeowners in Raleigh and surrounding areas, summer can mean brutally hot days. What’s more, added humidity can make these temperatures even more unbearable. Now is the time to be proactive so you and your family can remain comfortable in your home, even when the temperatures rise. While using your home’s AC system is likely your first thought, higher demand on AC typically leads to a sharp increase in the cost of your AC bill. Fortunately, there are ways that you can offset the increase in your AC bill that so many of us experience when summer rolls around, and attic fan installation is one of the best ways.

So what is the best way to keep your home cool without overwhelming your AC system and costing yourself a pretty penny? In your search for answers, it is likely you’ll run across the recommendation to install an attic fan. Sure, they’re supposed to keep your house cooler, but do attic fans really work as well as people say? The answer is yes. 

Not only do attic fans cool the second floor of your home while preventing moisture from building up under your roof, but they also have the potential to greatly reduce your AC bill by removing heat at the top of your house. In this article, Right Electrical Services will explore some of the most common claims about attic fans, whether or not they’re a good option for beating the heat, and how they work. With the information provided here, you can make the best choice for your home, lowering your AC bill while staying comfortable this summer season. 

How Do Attic Fans Work?

So how exactly do attic fans work to keep you cooler? The basic idea behind attic fans is to push hot air out of the house while drawing warm air to a higher position in the house, the attic. Because hot air tends to rise, an attic fan works to ensure that the hottest room in the house is always the attic. By pushing away hot air and drawing in cooler air, your home can remain cool and comfortable throughout the summer season. 

Additionally, with the average temperature in the house being cooled, you will have less of a need to run your AC system to the same degree. Because you aren’t overwhelming your AC system to remain cool, you can greatly reduce your AC bill overall. By investing in an attic fan, you can actually save money over time.

How Attic Fan Installation Can Save Money on Your AC Bill

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So, we’ve talked about how attic fan installation can save you money on your AC bill, but how? Beyond that, what’s the best way to ensure that your attic fan saves you as much money as possible? Firstly, it’s important to note that attic fans work exactly as described. A well-placed attic fan can run as consistently as you like and, if positioned correctly, will do its part to blow hot air out of the attic. By targeting the hottest room in your home (the attic) an attic fan can create an effective heat exchange in your home. 

The focus of this article is how attic fan installation can save you money during the hottest months of the season, but an attic fan can be valuable year-round. Even during months when it isn’t necessarily hot enough to run your AC system consistently, an attic fan can still have a dramatic impact on the overall temperature of your home. This means that once those warm summer months do roll around, an attic fan will enable you to put off overwhelming your AC system for longer into the season. 

Attic fans are also fairly cheap, which will be welcome news to all of our customers in the Triangle. Due to being simple fans by design, an attic fan isn’t known for consuming very much electricity. 

For example, if you ran an attic fan 24/7 for an entire month, you would only see an estimated 20 percent increase in your electric bill (assuming that you weren’t also running your AC system). When compared to the average increase to your electric bill caused by running your AC system, the potential savings become clear. In a recent study conducted by researchers at Ca’ Foscari University, it was estimated that consistently running your air conditioner increases the cost of your electric bill by 42 percent on average

Are There Cons to Using Attic Fans?

It’s important for us to note that there can be cons to attic fan installation, because they aren’t necessarily a universal solution. In order to see serious savings on your AC bill while maintaining a comfortable temperature in your home, you need to know how to set yourself up for success. 

Basically, attic fans only work efficiently if there is air intake somewhere else in your home. If you run your attic fan with all your windows closed, this will prevent that all-important air movement from occurring. As a result, your attic fan won’t be able to push out much air. Because of this, it won’t make much of a difference in your home’s temperature. So how can you correct this? Upon installation of an attic fan, you’ll want to open some windows to keep it running as intended. This is the best way to get your money’s worth out of attic fan installation. 

Do Attic Fans Really Work? Yes!

If attic fan installation sounds interesting to you, you should consult with our technicians to establish your options. Our technicians are here to serve your needs, offering attic fan installation services at a fraction of the cost of our competitors. In fact, we are currently running a special discount to make installing an attic fan in your home easier than ever! With the summer season fast approaching, there’s no better time to take advantage of this offer. 

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Contact us today at (919) 359-1017 to set up an estimate for attic fan installation, request service using our online contact form to get in touch today! 



Renee is a freelance copywriter and blogger known for her expertise surrounding topics like marketing, freelancing, mental health, and more. She has written for hundreds of small business websites and is the Marketing Director here at Right Electrical Services, LLC. Renee believes that when a business prioritizes entertaining, engaging, and informational content for their readers, they can expect a loyal following that trusts their company.

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