What are the Benefits of Solar Fans?
Solar fans are usually installed on the roof with direct access to the attic. They are operated by solar power so they’ll run when the sun is high and bright. They work like exhaust fans and will draw hot air away from your attic and release it outside the roof. They’re very efficient and their benefits include:
- They Help Cool Your Home – Because the solar fan draws hot air away from the attic, the area under the roof is relatively cool. If your attic is properly ventilated, you might not even need to switch on the air conditioning system.
- Even Cooling Throughout the Room – If you don’t have proper attic ventilation, the rooms directly under the roof or on the top floor of your home can be uncomfortably warm. With solar fans, you don’t have to worry about uneven cooling. The heat from the attic won’t sink into the top floor of your home and cause problems. This ensures your air conditioning system doesn’t have to work overtime to maintain a comfortable temperature.
- The Roof’s Lifespan – If you have a well-ventilated attic, it’ll extend the lifespan of your roofing. High heat can damage the asphalt shingles and even the base of the roof. A solar fan will keep the attic cool and your roof healthy for a long time.