While summer might seem like a more logical time to install a solar attic fan, putting one in this winter can help protect your roof from damaging ice dams. Read on for more about how a solar attic fan can help protect your roof in the winter. As an added bonus, we’ll share more upgrades you can make to your home to save money this winter.
How Does a Solar Attic Fan Help Protect My Roof?
A poorly ventilated attic can get hot enough to melt snow in uneven patches, which then refreezes into harmful ice dams on your eaves and gutters. Additionally, heat build-up in your attic can damage your shingles and roof underlayment.
Passive attic fans don’t circulate air well enough throughout your attic, and electric attic fans add to your electric bill and can be noisy.
Solar attic fans are powered entirely by the sun and are whisper-quiet, so you can cool down your attic and prevent mildew, mold, and fungus buildup without adding to your electric bill or disturbing the quiet in your home.
More Ways to Save Money This Winter
While a solar attic fan can help extend the life of your roof without adding to your electric bill, there are also other upgrades you can make to your home to save money this winter.
Solar Water Heater
Did you know up to 30% of your utility bill is spent just on heating water? Solar water heaters use up to 90% less power than traditional water heaters, which can save you big bucks each year. No sun? No problem! Solar water heaters also have a backup heating element, so your home always has hot water, even if it’s cloudy for a few days.
If you have enough roof space and your roof gets enough sunlight, a solar PV kit from The LeverEdge can save you a fortune on your utility bills. You may even be able to go completely off-grid and stop paying the power company for electricity.
Drinking Water System
Do you spend a fortune on bottled water every month? Save money – and the environment – by investing in a whole-home drinking water system instead! Get great-tasting water from a special tap at your kitchen sink and stop buying bottled water or expensive faucet filters.
Learn More Today
If you think any of these upgrades would help you, contact The LeverEdge by clicking here or calling 813-403-5100. Our experts will help you choose the perfect products for your home. Start saving money and the environment today – contact us now!
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