Solar Attic Fans
Solar Attic Fans can help keep your home cooler during the brutal Texas Summer while also reducing the load on your Air Conditioning systems which in turn saves on your electrical bills!
If you have an upstairs bonus room or bedroom that gets uncomfortably hot in summer, consider adding a solar powered fan to your attic. Solar attic fans run on sun power and pull superheated air out of your attic to be replaced by cooler outside air. This reduces the amount of work your HVAC system has to do to cool your upstairs living area. Attic ventilation is an important aspect of maintaining the structure of your home as well as saving energy. Improper attic venting can lead to moisture buildup that can cause mold growth and also cause wood rot. The key to proper attic ventilation is to create continuous air circulation throughout the attic space while preventing moisture from entering. In an ideal venting system, air should enter the attic from the eaves or soffits and escape outside at the roofs ridge.
If you've ever been in your attic, you know just how hot it can get, especially in summer months. The sun beats down on the roof surface and heats up the stagnant air inside the attic. Building codes require homes to have a passive vent system. But, passive ventilation does not provide the pressure needed to force the air through the attic and outside. That's where a motorized fan comes in. An attic fan placed at the roofs ridge will pull air in from outside, force it to move through the entire attic space and escape through the attic vent. In summer months, a solar attic fan can reduce the temperature in an attic by up to 40°F!
A solar attic fan is a simple way to add a motorized venting system to your home without needing any extra electrical wiring or structural changes. We install that use high-impact photovoltaic solar panels to power the fan for free all during the day. We install 4 model sizes to accommodate any attic space - 12, 24, 36, or 60 watts. They are also available in 3 mounting types: roof, curb or gable. Currently, the Federal government is allowing a 30% Tax Credit on all solar fan installations. Please contact your CPA to discuss whether you qualify for this credit.