Yes! Cool your attic with a solar fan, help cool your house!
Roof shingles are made to absorb the sun's heat with their large, flat surfaces covered in dark shades of asphalt. The temperature of your shingles can reach 200° or more in the summer. This high heat load radiates all that heat into your attic space. In fact solar heat can cause your attic to reach temperatures in excess of 170°. Solar fans will help vent some of that heat out of the attic helping your keep your home more comfortable.
It's all about attic temperature!
Extreme temperatures in your attic can wreak havoc on your home. A high attic
temperature can increase the load on your air conditioner making it do m
ore work than is necessary. In some cases your air conditioning system will not be able to keep up with the tremendous heat load from your attic. Additionally, that super hot air, sometimes combined with humidity can do damage to your home's roof and internal structures by causing mold, mildew, rust, and wood rot. Plus the heat and humidity can damage possessions you may keep in the attic. And of course any living space that abuts your attic can remain uncomfortably warm during hot summer months despite your air conditioner's best efforts.
How do solar fans work?
Solar attic fans draw fresh outside air in from your soffit vents and pull the hot attic air out at the upper most point of your attic. The Attic Depot solar attic fans are thermostatically controlled. They turn on at 85° or at 75% humidity.
The Attic Depot solar attic fan can lower attic temperatures by as much as 50° all while helping to control attic moisture. And since solar fans use the sun's energy, they will help save on your electric bill while adding $0 to it.
How are solar attic fans installed?
To install a solar attic fan, your contractor will cut a hole in the roof and weave the fan's structure into the shingles. The contractor will then seal the opening..
Can I get the federal energy tax credit?
Yes! Our solar attic fans are eligible for the 26% federal tax credit. The credit is available for the cost of the fan plus installation. You can find the forms for your credit on our website at www.theatticdepot.com
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