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Air Out Your Attic, With A Solar Attic Fan!

Your attic is critical to your home’s comfort. When heat gets trapped in that space, it can destroy a home’s indoor air quality, that’s why ventilation is critical. By properly airing out your attic, you can avoid mold, mildew and stagnant air. A lack of air flow also makes your HVAC unit work twice as hard, costing you more money. One of the ways to generate air in your attic is through solar attic fans. These devices also provide natural light and converts the light into energy! 

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When you have F.H. Furr install a solar attic fan, a trained technician will place it securely into your roof using the model that is best for your home. The solar panel has three adjustable positions: steep roof, medium roof and flat/low slope position for your home's unique design. Each different position allows for the right air flow in your home, working safely and efficiently. 

Here are some of the benefits to think about when considering have a solar attic fan installed in your attic!

  • Extending the life of your roof. 
    Reduces heat buildup under your shingles.
  • Reducing the load on your HVAC system. 
    Saves money on your electric bills and helps extend the life of your AC unit.
  • Preventing ice damming. 
    When the snow melts it refreezes causing ice buildup that can pull on your gutters, leaving room for water to leak in. Solar attic fans reduce this issue.
  • Reducing moisture buildup in the attic. 
    Too much moisture in your attic causes areas to rust and rot, while damaging your insulation. Moisture reduction protects against the growth of mold and fungus that cause respiratory problems, so you and your family will breathe clean, safe air.
  • Increasing fresh air circulation. 
    Allows vaporized steam from everyday activities, like showering and cooking, to escape.
  • Providing an eco-friendly home solution. 
    Provides natural light and is energy efficient, saving you money.
  • Quiet operation. 
    Motor isolation bracket added to the solar fan ensure a more quiet motor operation.

Solar attic fans are tested and approved and qualify for solar tax credit! The housing, motor and solar panel all come with a 25 year warranty, so you’re always protected! Solar attic fans properly ventilate lofts, storage sheds, garages, barns, and workshops too! Have F.H. Furr’s technicians come out to your home today to give you advice and options on the best systems for your home’s comfort and efficiency!

Topics: Solar Attic Fan