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Are Solar Attic Fans Worth The Cost?

November 24, 2020

While many people are aware of solar power utility systems and some of their various functions, few people may know of solar attic fans and their purpose. In general, attic fans assist in pulling out hot air that rises to or forms in your attic, which can lead to your home or business becoming warmer overall. The result is an exchange of the hot attic air and the cooler outer air, bringing the general temperature down and the comfort up. Solar attic fans perform this useful function by utilizing the power of the sun.

The Pros and Cons of Solar Attic Fans

Overall, a solar attic fan system can be very beneficial for your home or business. But as with most decisions, there are some pros and cons you might want to consider:

Pros

  • A cooler attic

    As mentioned before, solar attic fans will keep your attic cool. This brings the overall temperature of your home down and keeps the air clean and circulating as well. Your energy savings will increase if your house is inherently cooler.

  • Clean solar energy

    Just like solar energy panel systems, solar attic fans draw their energy entirely from the sun. This allows you to avoid using fossil fuels for a more environmentally friendly home and/or business.

  • Cost-effective alternative to full ventilation

    A full ventilation system installation can be a very costly and involved process. Solar attic fans provide less intrusive, more affordable, and easier ventilation.

Cons

  • Needs consistent sunlight

    As solar attic fans use the sun’s energy to function, they do need consistent sunlight. However, for those in Florida, lack of sunshine should not be a big problem.

  • Less power

    Solar attic fans are slightly underpowered compared to traditional electric power attic fans, but with consistent sunlight, the impact is not as severe.

  • Higher up-front cost

    Solar attic fans can cost more to install initially. However, the long-term savings are greater.

Solar Attic Fans: A Cooler Home and Great Savings

Solar attic fans are a clean, cost-effective upgrade to cool your home down and increase overall energy savings. The expert solar attic fan installation technicians at PES Solar have the experience and knowledge to help you with the best solar attic fan system for your home and/or business.

Enjoy the Benefits of Solar Attic Fans from PES Solar

For over 20 years, PES Solar has satisfied home and business owners with quality solar panel and solar attic fan systems. With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, PES Solar offers zero-down financing pending credit approval to further assist home and business owners in installing solar attic fans. To receive a solar panel system, or a solar attic fan system, that produces the energy and savings you need, contact PES Solar today at (800) 650-6519.