You know how hot it gets here in the summertime. And you know heat rises. But, did you know that adding a solar powered attic fan could make a big difference in the comfort of your home and the money you spend on energy bills?
It’s true. A solar attic fan installation is a cost-effective way to keep your home cool and reduce the load on your air conditioner. Here’s how: Solar attic fans use active ventilation to reduce heat and moisture – they only run when needed and cost nothing to operate.
Naturally, in our region, those attic fans are needed a lot. A typical summer afternoon here can easily hit 95 degrees. When it’s that hot outside, the temperature in your attic can soar above 130 degrees.
Since people don’t go in the attic very often, it’s easy to overlook that extra layer of heat. It’s also a costly mistake. When the attic temperature rises that high, the air conditioner has to work harder to cool your living space. The harder the air conditioner works, the higher your electric bill goes.
The benefits of a solar attic fan
In addition, the related challenges go beyond the cost of keeping your home cool and comfortable. If your attic vents or attic exhaust fan aren’t working properly, moisture can build up, bringing with it the potential for wood rot and the issues associated with it.
An attic fan can be a hidden treasure, extending the life of your roof and your air conditioning system. Proper attic fan installation helps reduce energy consumption and increase air quality by pushing hot air and humidity out of an attic and drawing cooler air in from the outside.
When you’re in the market for an attic fan, remember that they’re not all created equal. A solar powered attic fan – sometimes called a solar attic ventilator – provides the most energy-efficient way to cool your attic. Once installed, the solar attic fans don’t require any electrical wiring or power. They cool your attic, reduce energy consumption, and improve air quality inside your home. Bonus! These fans qualify for the 26% Federal Tax Credit Program.
So long, high utility bills. Hello, solar attic fan!
Contact the expert HVAC technicians at Lee Company and we’ll get your solar attic fan installed safely and professionally. With improved energy efficiency and less stress on your HVAC unit, you’ll be glad you did!