Attic ventilation has a direct effect on the amount of heat that is transferred into your home. As a general rule, the lower the attic temperature, the less heat gain into your home’s living area. Unfortunately, common passive attic ventilation methods are not very effective at reducing attic temperature, typically producing only 1-2 attic air changes per hour. The solution is finding a better method of ventilation. A solar attic fan will produce 10-15 air changes per hour when properly sized for your application.
Benefits of Attic Venting
Reduces heat build-up on your roof shingles and underlayment.
In hot summer months, saves money on your electric bills and reduces wear on your AC unit.
Excessive moisture trapped in the attic causes a variety of problems including rust, wood rot and attic insulation damage. Reducing moisture also eliminates the growth of mold and fungus which can cause respiratory problems.
Reduces vapor build-up generated by every day activities such as showering and cooking.
The Environmentally Sensible Solution that WILL SAVE you Money!
Edgewater's Solar Attic Fan is a simple and environmentally sensible solution that can protect your home and save you money. Powered completely by free solar energy, this sleek and efficient vent is both compact and quiet. And let’s not forget powerful! The new 50 watt model vents up to 3,100 square feet. Solar Attic Fans can also be installed in workshops, lofts, storage sheds, garages, barns – and structure that would benefit from improved circulation.
Allowing your attic to breathe is an important aspect of maintaining a healthy, energy efficient home. Without proper ventilation, radiant heat and moisture work together to cause a variety of problems, resulting in higher energy bills, mold outbreaks and the deterioration of your home over time. Solar attic fans provide an effective solution to proper attic ventilation by continuously removing heat and moisture build-up throughout the day, resulting in a more comfortable home which requires less energy to cool.