There are two kinds of attic fans that run on different power sources available to buy for your attic. They make electric fans and also solar powered fans. Using one of these Attic Vents can actually save you approximately up to 30% on the cooling bill for your home. Then there are two different kinds that you can get depending on where you want to install them. They make them that can be installed on the gable end of your home or on the rooftop itself.
Choosing any kind of fan for your attic is a good investment to make so that your home will stay cooler without having to use the air conditioner as much. You will need to make sure that whatever kind of Attic Vent you choose that it will shut off if there are really high temperatures like in the case of a fire in the home. You will also want to choose the type of fan that is heavy duty enough to last for a long time. They make plastic and metal fans. The metal fans will usually last longer than the plastic fans.
The electric fans are fans that you will have to have your attic wired for. This will add extra cost to having it installed because you may not be able to install it yourself. You may have to have an electrician run the wiring and install it which can add a lot of extra cost to it.
The solar powered fans do not have to have anything wired so you will actually be able to install these yourself. They also do not cost you anything to run and you should not have to do that much maintenance on them.
Either kind of these attic fans work by actually being able to pull air through your attic. This helps to keep the extreme heat from building up and actually going through the ceiling and heating up the rest of your house. If you choose to install one of these Attic Vents by yourself, you will want to make sure that you put a screen up. If you do not put a screen up, then you can have different animals and birds coming in and playing in your attic.
Once you start seeing the savings from using your attic fans, you will be very happy with installing one of these fans in your home.