An attic fan is exactly what the name implies, a fan installed within the attic to regulate air temperatures. The fan ventilates the attic space which helps to keep the entire home cool and fresh. Attic fans conserve energy and save you money as opposed to using air conditioning.
How do I know if my attic fan needs repair or replacement?
The first step to deciding on options for your attic fan is to diagnose the problem. You can do this by calling in the expert technicians at Brilliant Homes for an inspection, or by identifying some common problems:
- Electrical: If your attic fan does not seem to be operating, you can try troubleshooting by unplugging the device and changing outlets. The problem could be an easy and inexpensive fix, like a blown fuse or bad connection. If none of the outlets are working, however, it may be a more extensive electrical issue.
- Thermostat: If you’ve ruled out an electrical issue, try troubleshooting by bypassing the thermostat (if applicable); turn the fan switch on and off, if this works you may have a faulty thermostat.
- Motor: If you’ve eliminated electrical issues and a faulty thermostat, you’re probably dealing with a much more expensive fix–your fan’s motor.
If the cost of repair exceeds the cost of replacement, it is probably your best option to get a new attic fan for your home. Get an inspection and quote from your electrician for life at Brilliant Homes.