U.S. Sunlight Corporation raises awareness of mold and mildew risks in houses, especially during the winter months. Millions of people suffer from allergies throughout the winter months due to mold lurking often unseen in their homes.

Mold growth is attributed to three factors: moisture, warmth and organic material. Unfortunately, in the winter months, these three factors often come together in the home’s attic space. As warm air rises into the attic, the warm air meets with the underside of the roof causing condensation. For this reason, it is NOT suggested to keep an attic warm throughout the winter months as a “heat barrier” to the cold outside. In fact, the condensation created in a warm attic during the winter months drips onto the insulation making it much less effective. Instead, rely on adequate insulation between the attic and living spaces. Additionally, moisture rises into the attic from the home’s daily activities such as the dishwasher, showers and cooking. A warm, moist attic and organic materials such as building materials and household items being stored create an environment for mold and mildew to flourish. For these reasons, it is essential to address the attic space of a home in order to ensure a healthy home.

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  • Use a Solar Powered Attic Fan and Solar Controller to properly ventilate the attic space. The Solar Controller allows easy monitoring of relative humidity levels and temperature in the attic space.
  • Use the All Purpose Ventilator to properly ventilate the crawlspace and reduce the opportunity for mold and mildew growth.
  • Vacuum and clean regularly to remove possible sources of mold growth
  • In portions of your home that are susceptible to moisture, use area rugs or washable floor surfaces.
  • Repair water leaks in the roof, windows, or any other part of the home.
  • Clear refrigerator drip pans regularly.

By keeping the attic space closer to ambient temperature, condensation will not occur on the underside of the roof. Additionally, with active air flow the moist air traveling into the attic from exhaust fans and household activities will be rapidly pushed outside. Keep your home and its inhabitants healthy throughout the winter months with the Solar Powered Attic Fan from U.S. Sunlight Corporation.