Are you using a solar powered attic fan in your house? If not you may want to do a little bit of research. The heat that build up in an attic can be unbearable to walk around in, but it can also cost you a lot of money if you just let that air sit up there. Without proper attic ventilation, your attic will just radiate heat through the ceilings and floors of your home and drive the AC costs way up.
Another problem caused by improper ventilation can also occur in the winter time. When the snow fall on the roof, the warmth of the attic will cause it to melt and then heavy icicles begin to form on the gutters and edges of the home. They may seem pretty, but they can do a lot of damage. Also, any time of year, all of that moisture that builds up in the attic needs to be vented properly, or you will have mold and fungus problems, and even the plywood can become damaged over time.
What’s the best solution?
A solar powered attic ventilation fan. These fans will not need any electrical wires going to it since it will be powered by the sun. And on the hottest days when you need to vent that attic air the most, you will always have plenty of power to get the fan running and lowering the overall cost to keep your home cool and comfortable.
Benefits of a solar powered attic vent:
- Costs nothing to operate
- The motors are completely silent
- Very easy to install
- Some come with thermal switches, which turns the fan on when it’s over a certain temperature.