Many customers are aware of and looking for energy-efficient solutions for their homes to increase comfort and lower energy bills. What many customers are not aware of is that comfort starts in the attic.

Letting your attic breathe is an important aspect of maintaining a healthy, energy-efficient home. If your attic is not ventilated properly, heat buildup will have a direct impact on your electric bills, as well as on the performance and unit life of your A/C system. The Solar Attic Fans provide an effective ventilation solution by continuously removing attic heat and moisture buildup throughout the day, resulting in a more comfortable home that requires less energy to cool.

Solar fans are so popular here in Texas because they run on sun light, unlike the power fans which run on electricity and increase your energy bill. It keeps the attic cool in the summer and dry in the winter. Proper ventilation will improve the performance of your insulation, extend the life of your HVAC unit and just as importantly, save you even more money on energy bills. The Solar Attic Fan pays for itself quickly with a reduced strain on your air conditioning, lower energy bills, an extended life of your roof and insulation elements, and a 30% Federal Tax Credit.

We will evaluate your attic’s unique configuration and recommend you the solar fan that is the best fit for your home. And because solar attic fans come in a variety of colors and sizes, they will perfectly blend with your roof.

Benefits of installing a Solar Attic Fan

Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

A well-ventilated attic can help reduce your energy costs in many ways. During the summer, improved air circulation will help remove hot air and reduce the temperature of your attic. This will keep the hot, stagnant attic air from seeping through into your living area. It will also help reduce the surface temperature of your attic floor and your interior ceilings.

The reduced temperature in your attic will also assist your air conditioner by keeping the ductwork and the air inside cooler. As a result, you will have cooler air flowing through your HVAC system and the strain on your A/C unit will be reduced.

Extend the Life of Your Roof

When your attic heats up, the roofing underlayment beneath your roof shingles can also heat up and, over time, become brittle and ineffective. Reducing your attic temperature can extend the life of your roof and save the expense of repairs and replacement down the road.

Proper attic ventilation contributes to the performance of attic insulation, radiant barrier spray and Radiant Barrier Foil. The results are added comfort in all seasons, reduced energy consumption throughout the year, and the prevention of damage to your home.

Cool your house in the summer

During the peak summer months, your attic’s temperature can rise to 160° or more. This heat build-up can then raise the temperature inside your home and increase the amount of electricity used by air conditioners and other cooling equipment.

Installing a Solar Attic Fan will help remove the heat build-up in your attic and bring your attic’s temperature down closer to the ambient outside temperature.

The reduction in attic temperature will also benefit the homeowner by preserving and extending the life of the roofing and attic construction materials. Additionally, hot air in your attic can then heat the metal exterior of your HVAC ductwork and consequently heat the air passing through it, causing your air conditioner to work even harder.

Remove moisture, reduce harmful mold and mildew, and protect your house in the winter

In the winter, a typical attic absorbs up to 28 gallons or more of water from the warm, moist air rising from the inside of your home and collides with the cold underside of the roof. With a Solar Attic Fan, you will have the increased air circulation which prevents the moist air from condensing on the surface, keeping your attic drier and helping to prevent mold and mildew from forming inside your attic and ice damming on your roof.

Moisture in the attic can also lead to other troublesome problems. Humidity can cause saturated insulation, sheetrock pops and truss uplifts, which can cause damage and cracks to the drywall inside your house.

Supported by the Federal Government

The Federal tax credit for solar attic fans has been extended through 2016. The Solar Attic Fan is eligible for a 30% (up to $1,500) credit on the purchase price of the fan, installation and sales tax.

Download IRS form 5695 for additional details

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