The right ventilation can not only prevent mold and mildew from forming in your attic, but it can also lower your electric bill. When heat and moisture get trapped in your attic, it causes a domino effect on the rest of your home. Your AC unit has to work harder to cool down your living areas, and your roofing can start to deteriorate from excessive heat, mold, and mildew over time. This, of course, leads to an increase in energy consumption and your utility bill.
As you can imagine, proper attic ventilation is crucial for homes throughout Tampa Bay, where the climate is hot and humid nearly year-round.
Often, you’ll see traditional “whirlybird” turbine roof vents on homes – these require wind power to operate, or worse, they’ll actually use electricity to pump out air. On the other hand, some homes have gable vents, which only offer passive ventilation.
Tampa solar power company Super Solar provides solar powered attic ventilation, which actively pushes out trapped heat and moisture from your attic using [free] solar energy. Our solar attic fans pump over 1,900 cubic feet per minute, reducing your electric bill by up to 10%!