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. Installing a solar attic fan 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 into 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 exhaust fan aren’t working properly, moisture can build up, bringing with it the potential for wood rot and the associated issues.
An attic fan can be a hidden treasure, extending the life of your roof and your air conditioning system. Installing a solar attic fan 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.
You might need more than one solar attic fan, depending on the size and temperature of your attic and how sloped the roof is. Homes with low-sloped roofs typically only need one, while homes with medium and high-sloped roofs might require two or more solar roof fans to maintain proper attic ventilation.
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.
A solar-powered attic fan improves the efficiency of your HVAC
In Tennessee, the summers are hot. Heat and moisture can get trapped and transfer into your living space if your home isn’t properly insulated or ventilated. Gone are the days of constantly having to adjust your thermostat to reach a comfortable temperature. A solar-powered attic fan disperses the heat, so your AC unit doesn’t have to work as hard to cool down your home. Proper attic ventilation will save you money on utility bills and improve the efficiency of your HVAC.
So long, high utility bills. Hello, solar attic fan!
Solar attic fans are a great investment because they provide proper attic ventilation to cool down your home and last up to 20 years. Hiring a professional to ensure your solar attic vents are properly installed will help increase their lifespan, saving you time and money.
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!
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