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Benefits of Solar Powered Fans

We know how hot your house can get in the summer, especially if you have some rooms upstairs. Heat rises, and it’s often hard to combat the scorching temperatures with just an air conditioner alone. A good way to supplement the benefit of your A/C is to add a solar powered attic fan! If you’re unfamiliar with how they work, here are some benefits that could cool you off in a big way:

How Do They Work? Solar or PV fans run on sun power and pull superheated air out of your attic to be replaced by cooler outside air. This reduces the amount of work your HVAC system has to do to cool your upstairs living area. Not only will you cool off quicker, but you won’t put as much stress on your air conditioning unit, preserving its lifespan for a bit longer.

Solar is Safer: Solar powered fans don’t draw nearly as much air as line-powered fans do. Line-powered fans create zones of negative pressure and risk pulling conditioned air from the house into the attic. This puts you and your family at risk for inhaling gases or dangerous carbon monoxide into the house. Stay safe and go solar!

Save Money: Not only will you stay safe and stay cool, but you’ll also save big. Energy Star rated solar attic fans can qualify for a tax credit and are also effective in reducing your monthly utility costs. Since solar fans also help your air conditioner work at it’s optimal efficiency, it will reduce the risk of you having to pay for unwanted repair costs as well.

Considering installing a solar attic fan? Turn to the professionals at Wahl. For an estimate or to schedule installation, give us a call at (412) 265-2662 and let Wahl keep you safe and cool this summer.