Attic fans are popular with home owners who want to lower the temperature of their homes, keep their attic dry and ventilated and preserve the integrity of their roof. Appropriate attic ventilation can also help to protect goods stored in the attic and prevent the formation of mold and rot. However, few homeowners realize how many benefits can be obtained with solar powered attic fans as compared to electric attic fans. Here we look at 6 of the amazing benefits solar powered attic fans offer in keeping your home cool, clean and safe.
- Free To Operate
That’s right. Using solar power, these attic fans are completely free to operate. Solar powered fans harness the sun’s energy to power their efficient operation, so you conserve energy and save money. With no requirement for electricity, you can reduce your utility bills while still keeping your attic cool and ventilated.
- Active Attic Cooling
As opposed to attic vents which simply allow air to flow through, solar powered attic fans actively pull hot, stuffy air out of the attic, creating a negative pressure that draws cool, fresh air into the space. The Solar Star attic fan operates in this way, keeping cool air cycling through the attic, reducing attic and whole house temperatures.
- Protects Your Roof
Excess heat and humidity in summer or an imbalance in attic and external temperatures during winter can both contribute to costly roof damage. Solar attic fans prevent heat damage and the development of mold and mildew in warm climates, and can also help to prevent ice dams during winter.
- Easy To Install
Roof work can be dangerous, stressful and expensive. The Solar Star attic fan is quick and easy to install, because it doesn’t require any wiring or structural work to place in your roof. Because Solatube dealers are experienced with this kind of installation, they can usually fully install a solar powered attic fan in just 30 minutes, meaning less fuss and stress for you.
Other types of attic fans can be very loud to operate, disturbing your quality of life and peace of mind at home. Solar Star fans are remarkably quiet and efficient, which means you never have to worry about this attic fan keeping you up at night.
- Save Money with Tax Credits and Rebates
The Solar Star Attic Fan and other solar powered fans also qualify for a tax credit on your next tax return, as they contribute to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly home. Not only can you save energy, keep your home cooler and be more environmentally friendly, you can even be rewarded for choosing a sustainable attic fan choice.
With these six benefits of solar powered attic fans, it’s easy to see why they are becoming such a popular choice for keeping homes and attics cool and cutting down home energy usage. If you’re considering installing an attic fan, choose solar powered for more benefits to your home, the environment and your pocket.