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Sometimes You Just Need to Vent

Since the attic is not a part of the home normally inhabited, it can easily be ignored.  Many homeowners may not appreciate the need for proper ventilation of the attic.  Solar heat on the roof can cause the space to become very hot.  Without proper insulation and ventilation, the heat is often transferred through the ceiling into the living space, increasing air conditioning load, resulting in increased utility bills and additional wear and tear on the air conditioning unit.  Fortunately, it is possible to correct home ventilation problems to prevent these conditions from occurring.

While correcting home ventilation problems can help to reduce heat buildup in the summer it also helps to prevent premature deterioration of the shingles that protect the home from the elements.  During the winter months, ventilation is essential to prevent buildup of moisture, decreasing the chances of mold or mildew growth.

Since there are serious consequences of ignoring one’s home ventilation problems, homeowners should consider the following:

One efficient method to solve attic ventilation problems is by providing a balance of intake and exhaust vents.  Intake vents can be provided in the soffits with the exhaust vents near the roof ridge.  This arrangement uses a natural chimney effect to draw cooler drier air into the attic while hot moist air is flushed from the exhausts.  As a result, attic air temperatures are stabilized and the moisture problems are solved.

If the home is already equipped with soffit vents take time to ensure they are not blocked.  These frequently overlooked vents can easily be filled with debris and clogged.  In some cases, the vent holes are too small to provide useful ventilation.  This error often occurs during the home’s construction.  A soft, nylon paint brush can be used to scrub the soffit vents clean.  If the vents were blocked, this action can reduce the temperature in the attic significantly.

If the attic ventilation problems continue to exist, installing an attic fan may help.  These fans offer the power to bring large amounts of fresh air into the space, allowing the attic temperatures and humidity to reach equilibrium with the outside air.  As a result, heat transfer from the attic to the remainder of the home is reduced.

Home ventilation problems should be addressed when found.  In some cases, these problems are easy and inexpensive to solve.  Even if more vents must be added, the cost of solving the attic ventilation problems is regained in lower utility bills and certainly less expensive than replacing an HVAC system or having to solve a mold problem in the home.

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Lou Stahl
Lou Stahl
19:22 26 Jul 21
I had a leaky faucet and, because our regular plumber was out of town, called Hobaica because they have serviced our AC/heating units for years and I knew I could trust them to do plumbing work, too. Ryan Waters came over in just a couple of hours and quickly diagnosed and fixed the problem. I would recommend him to anybody who needs an honest and efficient plumber.
Mark Rafferty
Mark Rafferty
17:53 26 Jul 21
Melissa in scheduling was FANTASTIC! She was very knowledgable and experience on how to get your Technicians out to our house that had no AC! Melissa and Hobaica are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!Your Technician Jacey M was FANTASTIC! Very knowledgeable about the issues at hand and how to fix properly. He and Hobaica are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. A+++
Ronald Rhoades
Ronald Rhoades
09:02 26 Jul 21
I quote Rev Rick Lewis at his request to relay the following information:I want to thank Scott Dale and Hobaica for outstanding service on my ac repair. Scott was veryProfessional,knowledgeable and pleasant. The job was completed in a very timely fashion and IAm very happy to commend both Scott and Hobaica, Thank you! Rick Lewis, Phx AzI Ronald Rhoades did have similar AC problem that Scott Dale fixed on short notice on a hot 115 deg.day and referred him to Rev Lewis when he called me about his AC outage. Thanks again to Scott and Hobaica service!
Steve DISC
Steve DISC
19:50 24 Jul 21
Scott Dale was johnny-on-the-spot (weekend service!) and diligent in attempting to find a freak leak from the A/C return duct inside the house. It occurred during the strong monsoonal activity in Phoenix during the month of July and he diagnosed that it was probably condensation on the return duct in the attic from humidity that then ran down the duct to the return register in the house. No problems found. Great work and very professional service from Scott!
Michael Bundy
Michael Bundy
00:02 24 Jul 21
I called Hobaica when my wine cellar stopped cooling my wine. The technician, Binh, came out the very next day and was quickly able to diagnose the problem. A very specialized part was needed, but Binh was able to bypass it and get my wine cooling again.He came back a few days later to install the new part and now everything is back to normal. I didn’t mention it earlier, but I called several other companies before Hobaica. They either couldn’t come out on a timely basis or they didn’t have the expertise to repair a wine cellar. I would definitely call Hobaica again!
Bruce Bowen
Bruce Bowen
01:18 23 Jul 21
I have dealt with Hobaica for the last 2 years. They are friendly, professional, on time and do an excellent job. I just had a capacitor fail on my AC and Mat Sanzari was the tech who did the repair. He did a great job. Best of all the AC unit was still under warranty so there was no charge for the repair. All of the previous techs have been very nice, knowlegable, and able to solve my issues in a timely manner. Chase, the service manager, was very helpful in getting my most recent repair scheduled and the repair done quickly. I would recommend Hobaica to anyone.I had my end of 2 year (from date of purchase) service visit and Scott Dale was wonderful to work with. He was prompt, professional and his follow up was excellent. He inspected everything and said our A/C unit was operating beautifully. He explained to me the "no worry extended labor warranty" but did not pressure me to purchase the extended warranty. He was very honest and allowed us to decide if we wanted to extend the labor warranty for the next 10 years. We felt it made sense and wasn't cost prohibitive when spread out over the next 10 years and therefore we did extend the labor warranty. All of my dealings over the last two years with Hobaica Services have been great and I would use them again for sure. Scott Dale was great and treated us well on this last visit.B and M Bowen
Bailey Arnold
Bailey Arnold
19:50 22 Jul 21
I was referred to Hobaica by a friend and I was not disappointed! Travis (my serviceperson) was professional and quick. I've already signed up for their maintenance plan. Would definitely recommend them.
Becky DelGhiaccio
Becky DelGhiaccio
18:22 22 Jul 21
As always Hobaica did a great job maintaining our HVAC systems and making repairs where needed. Very trustworthy.
Jerrel Tanghal
Jerrel Tanghal
18:20 22 Jul 21
I reached out to Hobaica to install a Tesla Wall Connector in our garage. They were very polite and immediately scheduled us for a quote with Steven. Steven was amazing in all phases of the project. In all our appointments he was prompt, courteous and knowledgeable. Made me very comfortable and was respectful when entering our home, ensuring social distance and wearing shoe coverings. Truly amazing to work with. Shoutout to their office staff as well, especially Tina, who was able to work with us so the project accommodated our budget. All in all, this was a great experience and exceptional company to work with. I would highly recommended Hobaica to anyone in the future.

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