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Need to Replace an Attic Ventilation Fan? Turn to a Pro for Help

An operable attic ventilation fan removes a good deal of heat from your home during Arizona’s long, hot summers. This heat gain in your attic can start to build up long before the calendar says it’s summer, so if your fan has reached the end of its life, it’s important to replace it to keep your home comfortable.Need to Replace an Attic Ventilation Fan? Turn to a Pro for Help

When you replace your fan, it’s especially important to hire a licensed electrician. Since it’s not likely you make many trips to your attic, knowing that it was installed, wired and vented properly gives you peace of mind. It’s especially important that wiring is done according to code because of your attic’s heat intensity.

When a pro replaces an attic ventilation fan, expect him or her to follow these steps:

  • Turning off the circuit breaker.
  • Loosening the connecting wires and removing the old fan.
  • Matching the new fan to the existing mounting, as well as marking where the screws or lag bolts for the new fan need to go.
  • Mounting the fan and attaching the wires. The installer may wrap the wires in electrical tape to minimize their movement caused by the mechanical vibration of the fan.
  • Turning your attic’s circuit breaker on to test the fan for proper operation.

Selecting a licensed HVAC contractor, particularly one with NATE- (North American Technician Excellence) certification, will ensure you have the best contractor for the job. In Yuma, attic ductwork is common, and to achieve the greatest benefit from your attic fan, you’ll want to know that your ducts are sealed tightly. Otherwise, your attic fan may pull out cooled air from your ducts and your home’s interior.

The experts at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company can install a new attic ventilation fan in your home to keep you comfortable. We’ve been providing exceptional HVAC services for Yuma area homeowners since 1952.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Yuma, Arizona about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about attic ventilation fans and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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