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save money with a solar attic fan

Today, I want to talk about a product that gets very little attention but can save you a lot of money on your summer cooling costs each year. We can all agree that the air conditioner the biggest energy hog on your electric service, when you flip your air conditioner on your electric meter starts spinning forward really quickly and your bill starts to rack up. What if you cut the number of hours your air conditioner runs everyday, how much money would that save you? That’s exactly what a solar attic fan does, it forces the hot air out of your attic, therefore cooling your living space below which requires the air conditioner to kick on less everyday the solar attic fan is running. Many people can’t afford the upfront investment of purchasing a grid tie solar electric system that can offset a majority of your electric bill so I tell many consumers to start with a solar attic fan. It’s more cost effective to first figure out whats to become more energy efficient and then produce clean energy. what do you...

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ask this old house installs a solar attic fan

I’ve been talking to many people about solar attic fans and I’ve found a lot of customers being very skeptical about the real value a solar attic fan can really deliver. Many times customers end up asking roofers or other unqualified people if they should invest in a solar attic fan and many times since these people have very little experience and often say solar attic fans are worthless without any concrete understanding of the benefits. It was not until a friend of mine Attila, an instructor at the East Los Angeles Skills Center stressed the importance of proper attic ventilation that I began realizing how important solar attic fans are in terms of energy efficiency. He highlighted many times our homes remain hotter because of the hot air trapped in the attic which can make your air conditioner run longer per day. Attila has been in the heating & cooling business for over 30 years and understands well the mechanics of how to keep a home cool. We all understand solar panels are very reliable, since they have no moving parts they can last over 25 years. The fans on a solar attic fan are similar to what you would see on a traditional attic fan and sometimes even better if the solar attic fan has a brushless motor. Since solar attic fans do not need a source of power, building permits are not required to install one, since you would not have to bring up a high voltage DC cable up to your roof top. I wonder why so many people are skeptical about the value of a solar attic fan? I think This Old House did a fantastic job educating viewers about solar attic fans, wouldn’t you...

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