How To Install Attic Ventilation

Proper ventilation in your attic space is crucial to maintaining an even temperature in your attic space and consequently to maintaining a comfortable temperature in your home and maximizing the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems. Acquiring the correct type of attic ventilation system is important to ensure the comfort in your home temperature which will be easier on all of the occupants and even the pets!

When choosing an attic ventilation system, you need to first establish what goal you are trying to meet: cool air in the attic, a boost for your home’s heat and air system, or the many other functions that an appropriate attic ventilation system can aid by improving efficiency and economy.  Possible types of attic ventilation to be considered for installation in your home include attic fans, mounted in the ceiling of the attic and venting to the roof, fans installed in an attic window, as are found in older homes, smaller turbine-type fans mounted through the roof, louvers installed in attic gables to permit air flow, solar-powered attic fan systems which require no electricity, and numerous other features which provide equally good ventilation for your attic.

Here are some tips to consider when learning how to install attic ventilation:

• First, find out whether the makers of the heating or cooling system in your huse have established any recommendations concerning attic ventilation to enhance the operation of their system(s).

• Consider the state of your attic as it exists now. Is there any operating or old, unused attic ventilation? If there is already pre-existing ventilation material present, can it be adapted to use again or does it need to be modified or removed to make way for a newer ventilation system?

• What pieces are you prepared to add to the new ventilation system. What, if any, modifications need to be made to the attic to complete the job? Can all of the new parts be obtained locally, or will they have to be ordered? Can you order them online, or will they need to be ordered through a store?

• Assemble all of the parts needed and determine from reading the instructions on each whether you are able to install these based on the instructions on the parts themselves.