Are solar attic fans a good idea?
Installation of a solar fan in an attic can provide better circulation. “It’s really more about comfort,” says Danny. “Solar powered fans can make a real difference if you regularly use the space adjacent to your attic. I also use a gable-end fan above my garage that makes the space noticeably cooler.”
Do solar attic fans work in winter?
If you did not have the opportunity to see or purchase one of our amazing solar powered attic fans over the summer, now is not the time to exclude these marvels from your budget. They are effective in both summer and winter.
How long will a solar attic fan last?
How long can I expect a solar powered attic fan to last? The lifespan of a solar attic fan will depend on the product and manufacturer. The best solar fans typically come with a 25 year, or limited lifetime warranty. These are a number of cheaper solar fans on the market that last on average for 3-5 years.
How long does a solar roof fan last?
Typically, attic fans have a lifespan of up to 15 years as long as they are properly maintained. This usually involves having the attic fan professionally serviced by an HVAC technician who will clean the fan shutters, lubricate the oil ports, and wash the fan blades as well as inspect the unit for any repairs needed.
How can I reduce the heat in my attic?
4 Ways to Reduce Attic Heat in Your Home
- Seal spaces around plumbing, recessed lights and vents. Your attic can get as hot as 150 degrees in the summer.
- Install adequate insulation. Start by examining the insulation that is already in your attic.
- Install gable vents.
- Get an attic fan, and have it serviced regularly.
Can attic fan cause a fire?
Attic fires can and do happen. Just like any electrical appliance, attic fans are susceptible to causing fires. A defective attic fan can overheat and cause a fire. Faulty or loose wiring, aged appliances, and overloaded circuit breakers are other cases of attic fires.
Will an attic fan work with a ridge vent?
Combining an attic power vent fan with a ridge vent is usually not recommended because: It could reverse the natural flow of hot air out the ridge vent. If air is drawn in through the ridge vent while it’s raining, it might pull rainwater in with it, which could lead to leaking or mold in the attic.
Where should I place my solar attic fan?
You want to put your Remington Solar attic fan ideally on a south or west facing slope. If you don’t want your fan visible from the front, and your front happens to be facing ideal directions, then use our 25W or 30W tiltable fans.