Although many people don’t associate their roof with their HVAC system, the two features are closely related. There are many ways that the materials installed on the roof and the design of the feature can influence how hard the HVAC system needs to operate throughout the year. Here are a few of the top ways that your roof impacts your heating and cooling system.

1. Insulation

The quality and the amount of insulation that is installed in your attic and roof determine the internal temperature in the building. You likely need to install more insulation if the joists in your attic are visible. Any mold or mildew that has formed on the insulation also means that the material needs to be replaced.

2. Ventilation

The ventilation that is present in the attic near the roof is an additional factor that determines how hard your HVAC system has to work to heat or cool the home throughout the year. You may need to install an attic fan that is solar or powered to remove any hot air that is present and replace it will cool air. A cooler setting will allow both the roofing materials and the HVAC parts to last longer over time.

3. The Roof’s Color Shade

Many people are surprised to learn that the color shade of their roof can influence the lifespan of their HVAC system. Darker roofs attract more heat and can allow more hot air to transfer into the building, which means the HVAC system will work extra hard to run each day. Over time, this can lead to repairs that need to be performed by a company like David White Services in Lancaster.

Contact David White Services in Lancaster or Athens, OH, to learn more about how the roof affects your HVAC system on your residential property. Our company can also provide duct cleaning and emergency heating and cooling services. Since 1977, our business has been a leading business in the industry and has an A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau.

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