Ventilation of the home attic is important for two reasons. During the summer, excess heat that builds up in the attic during the day results in high energy costs for cooling. Also, moisture produced within the home may move into the attic if ceiling vapor barriers are not used. If this moisture is not exhausted from the attic it can condense and cause insulation and construction materials to deteriorate. Thus, temperature and moisture control are the major reasons for providing attic ventilation.
SOLAR ATTIC FANS CAN SAVE YOU MONEY ON AIR-CONDITIONING!
When the temperature climbs above 82║F and you decide to use air conditioning, you can shut the windows and crank up the air knowing that the attic fan will save up to 30% on cooling costs by getting rid of trapped super hot air that tends to collect in attics and cause heat to back up into the home.
Solar Powered Attic Fans
Attic Ventilation with Solar Powered Attic Fans by Solatube!
Research has proven that heat and moisture are every attic's worst enemy. SolarStar, the leader in solar powered attic ventilation, brings you the most technically-advanced, environmentally-friendly, ventilation solution available today. SolarStar is "run by the sun". That means humidity and temperature levels never reach critical activation levels that trigger electric powered attic fans. That also means SolarStar requires NO electrical hook-ups, NO electrician and they require NO cost to operate, and best of all, it installs in under 30 minutes.
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The Solar Panel is 10 watts. The Solatube company has found that it is more effective to add one of these units for every 1200 sq. ft. of attic area and spread them out if more area is present than to go to a more powerful single location. They are quiet and reliable and I am proud to say that we have yet to have our first repair on any of their products.
Solatube is the originator of the solar lighting tube and solar attic fan and has far more research in design and quality and volume in production than any other company by far. We have been installing Solatube products for about 15 years with only satisfied customers and installation staff. We used to offer to install anyone's product when customers came to us with something they had purchased elsewhere but we gave that up after being so frustrated by the poor designs and the dissatisfied customers that we encountered.