Why You Should Consider a Solar-Powered Attic Vent Fan
Winter is the perfect time to install a solar-powered attic vent fan. Right now, technicians have more availability for major home upgrades such as these. Your home will be prepared for summer, and you might notice a significantly lower utility bill during the year.
Not sure what a solar-powered attic vent fan is or why you would need one? We’ll go over some details here, but please do not hesitate to call our friendly team for more information.
Who Benefits from a Solar Attic Vent Fan?
Homeowners in warmer climates with rooms that tend to get too hot in the summer benefit most from a solar attic vent fan. This is particularly true if frequently occupied rooms are near the attic. An attic fan can help to save on cooling costs over a number of years (after the initial investment is offset). And it keeps the upstairs rooms of a home, which tend to be the hottest, more comfortable.
How Does It Work?
It may seem pointless to have a fan in the attic, a room that you do not even use for everyday living. But the attic vent fan is not there to cool your attic. Heat rises naturally, which means that the most heat in a home is typically lingering in the attic.
The superheated air causes heat to build up faster in other rooms of the house. The attic fan’s job is to pull this superheated air out of the attic and replace it with cool air.
We recommend solar attic vent fans to many homeowners looking to make energy and comfort improvements to a home. Non-solar attic fans may be less expensive, upfront. But if they use electricity, they may cost more to generate than they save!
Solar power is free to use, so you won’t have to worry about adding on to your monthly bills. And because of this, many solar-powered attic vent fans qualify for tax credits.
Why Call Professionals?
Be sure to call professional technicians for attic vent fan installation. They will need to cut holes in the roof and perhaps install flashing to prevent water damage. When homeowners install vent fans themselves, it sometimes ends up less efficient. The fan may not be secured properly, which can create negative pressure that pushes heat back into the house! Reduce the strain on your air conditioner by calling AC professionals.
Call Air Services Unlimited to learn more about solar-powered attic vent fans or to schedule an appointment with one of our team members in the Beaumont, TX area today.