What are some typical characteristics in your area?
Moisture related issues are a winter problem in this region. The winter temperatures can be very, very cold. While the outside air is generally dry, the attics are still susceptible to moisture issues that can lead to issues of mold or wood rot. The warm moist air that forms inside the house escapes to the attic. If that moisture gets trapped in the attic, it can lead to condensation on the cold surfaces.
This region often has heavy snowfall with snow buildup on the roof making it susceptible to the issues of ice dams created by warm air in the attic.
Summer temperatures are moderate keeping most attics in a reasonable range. In homes without air conditioning, keeping attics ventilated to reduce heat will help keep the overall home temperature more comfortable on a very hot day.
What does the ATMOXsphere look like?
Let’s look at components of a typical 1500 square foot attic with ATMOX
The ATMOX APEX controller and display bring all the operations together and provide a notification tool for status and operation of the system along with alerts.
The inside sensor and outside sensor provide data on temperature and humidity. This information is used by the controller to determine operation to improve conditions.
These fans bring in outside air when conditions are met. The ventilation will exchange the air expelling moisture buildup in the attic and will also reduce the heat during peak summer months. The air exchanges will improve the air quality of attic and in turn the home. The fans have extremely low energy usage. A combination of fans is suggested to balance air movement throughout the entire space. Ice dam mitigation will need air movement in low corners of the attic.
Your installer will do a site assessment to determine exactly what your home needs. This example is for informational purposes only.