It can get too hot and sticky with 90-degree temperatures and thick humidity in the air. Often times, we can escape into the comfort of our air conditioned homes, but what about the areas of our home that are not air conditioned or properly insulated? Especially our attics. They tend to trap solar heat that enters the roof and has no where to go. It then transfers into our living space, requiring us to bump up that thermostat while sending our utility bills soaring. Plus, many of today’s homes are built with insufficient ventilation and air exchange systems. This causes the high humidity levels in Carolinas to migrate through the ceiling where it becomes trapped – saturating the insulation and promoting fungal decay and plywood delamination.
We recommend and use solar powered attic fans, which are powered by the sun, so there is no additional electricity used.