Why Should I Get a Solar Attic Fan?

In Residential Solar by The LeverEdge

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Solar attic fans have many benefits, including protecting your roof from harmful ice dams.

What’s the hype about solar attic fans? Solar attic fans have a variety of benefits compared to passive or electric attic vents. Read on for more information about why you should make the upgrade today.

Protect Your Roof

Improperly vented attics can lead to heat pockets, which melt the snow on your roof in patches. Then, the melted snow freezes and causes ice dams that can damage your shingles, roof, or gutters. Solar attic fans help maintain a consistent temperature in your attic, making it less likely that ice dams will wreak havoc on your roof.

Cool Your Home

In spring and fall, when you don’t want to turn on your AC, a solar attic fan pulls hot air out of your attic, reducing its temperature by as much as 40 degrees. That, in turn, helps to cool the rest of your home.

Lower Electric Bills

Electric fans cost you money every month in the form of electricity. Solar attic fans get all the power they need from the sun, so they don’t impact your electric bill. Additionally, since a solar attic fan helps cool your home, you could save electric costs by running your AC less.

Save the Planet

There’s a good chance at least some of your electricity comes from fossil fuels and other non-renewable sources, so switching from an electric attic fan to a solar attic fan makes a small but important impact on saving the planet. And, switching from passive vents to a solar attic fan can help cool your home without using any electricity.


Electric attic fans and air conditioners can be quite loud, disturbing your peace on a calm day. Solar attic fans are whisper-quiet, cutting down on unnecessary noise pollution.

Extend the Life of Your AC

Since a solar attic fan can lower your attic’s temperature by as much as 40 degrees, your air conditioner doesn’t have to work as hard to cool your home, even on the hottest days. Using your AC less not only lowers your electric bill, but it helps your AC last longer, too.

Learn More Today

To learn more about why a solar attic fan may be the perfect upgrade for your house, contact The LeverEdge by calling 813-403-5100 or clicking here. We have experts available to help you decide whether a solar attic fan or other upgrades will be your ideal solution.

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