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The sun beating down on your roof can cause summertime temperatures in your home’s attic to reach as high as 150 degrees, making your A/C work harder and raising your energy bills. But the sun doesn’t have to work against you; it can work on your behalf by keeping your home cooler with a solar attic fan.

How Does a Solar Attic Fan Work? Passive ventilation alone in the attic, such as soffit or gable vents, is not enough to control heat buildup in your attic. Pressure is needed to move hot air out of your attic space, which can be provided by solar attic fans. They help ventilate your entire attic, creating continuous air circulation and preventing moisture from entering or eliminating what moisture already exists. The continuous air circulation provided by the mechanical ventilation of the fan provides the necessary pressure to force out hot air, ideally pulling air in from eaves or soffits and releasing it at the roof’s ridge. Proper attic ventilation can lower the temperature in your attic by 40 degrees.

Why Do I Need a Solar Attic Fan? Solar attic fans prevent built-up heat in your attic from radiating down in your home, keeping your home more comfortable, and lowering energy bills. In addition to these benefits, attic fans help improve indoor air quality in your home by increasing outdoor air circulation and reducing moisture buildup that can lead to mold growth and wood rot.

Installation and Cost of Use By embracing the sun’s energy, extra electrical wiring is unnecessary when adding a solar attic fan to your home. They are fully functional right out of the box and install in less than an hour. Natural light solar attic fans are made of high-impact photovoltaic solar panel that use the sun to power the fan for free all day long.

For help determining the right size solar attic fan for your home, please contact us at Senica Air Conditioning, Inc.. Family-owned and operated, Senica’s heating and cooling professionals service the Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg areas.

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