How To: Improve Attic Ventilation

One of our most frequently asked questions is how our customers can make their home as energy efficient as possible. Everyone is looking for ways to improve their homes’ efficiency and keep their monthly energy bills as low as possible. Being energy efficient can also greatly increase the lifespan of the systems in your home. One way to keep your heating and air conditioning running as little as possible is to make sure that your attic is insulated and ventilated well. Ventilation is a very important element in a home’s energy efficiency. Read on to learn about how you can improve the attic ventilation in your home.

  • If your home does not already have roof vents and soffit vents, installing these will help ventilate your attic. Roof vents are placed near the peak of the roof, and soffit vents are placed at the eaves. This improves ventilation by allowing the outside air to circulate in through the soffit vents and out through the roof vents. 
  • The general rule of thumb for good attic ventilation is that you should have one square foot of attic ventilation for every 300 square feet of ceiling space. Take time to inspect your attic and be sure that it is being ventilated properly.
  • The ideal attic will have an equal amount of air coming in and going out for the most efficient ventilation.

Improve your attic ventilation by following these simple tips, and improve the overall energy efficiency of your home. Having proper ventilation will allow your HVAC system to work as efficiently as possible, lowering your utility bills and increasing the lifespan of your HVAC systems. If you have questions about improving the lifespan of your HVAC system, call Automatic Air today.