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Are Solar Powered Attic Fan’s Worth it?

Reagan Pearson

Reagan Pearson is the Owner, Founder, and CEO of Bomb City Roofing! Texas born and Amarillo raised since she could walk, and passionate about her community locally and nationally! Reagan's main goal is to help property owners in the United States with their roofing needs, even if her company is not hired for the project. She started "Roofing Tips With Regan" to share her knowledge with people around the world. As a result she helps millions of property owners with their most valuable assets, and gives them confidence when it comes time to replace their roof.

Short answer, YES!

Solar Powered Attic Fan’s can save you thousands on cooling costs. If you experience extreme heat and want to help cool your house during the summer, you should read this post.

I had a customer complaining about how hot it gets in his attic in the summer! “I can feel the heat seeping into my house, and it makes my air conditioner work extra hard to keep up! My electric bill goes crazy in the summer! What can I do to help this issue?” I felt that one to my core. If you live in the Texas Panhandle and witness the dry heat, you definitely can relate! On top of that, dealing with a large electric bill can make you want to turn the air conditioning off, which is just flat out miserable!

Studies show that standard power-lined fans will cost you more to operate than they generate in savings. Since Solar Powered Attic Fan’s draw their power from the sun vs a standard powered attic fan that uses 4-5 amps of power, solar will exhaust hot air for free using the sun’s rays! Ultimately a Solar Powered Attic fan can lower your electric bill significantly and take the life off your AC unit.

Attic ventilation fans help keep your attic cool by pushing out hot air inside the attic. This prevents hot air from coming into your home and driving the temperature up to make your air conditioner crank on!

Most solar power attic fans that are 24-watt have a 25-year warranty! That bad boy will out last your roof most likely! Who doesn’t like a cooler home in the summer time and use less energy while doing so? I know I do!

How much money could I save with a solar powered attic fan?

For this customer, we installed two Solar power attic fans on his roof and he witnessed that it was a night and day difference from previous summers! As a result on average he saved about $1,000 a year! I’d take that in my pocket any day!

What brand of Solar Powered Attic Fan should I get?

Furthermore we all know not all Solar Powered Attic Fan’s are the same. In a world of variety, we all know you get what you pay for. Let me go over my Top 2 Favorite Solar Power Attic Fan brands!


1. Natural Light Low-Profile 24 Watt Solar Attic Fan By Natural Light Energy Systems

Our top pic for Solar powered attic fan

This is our top go to for Solar Power Attic Fans! The Natural Light Low-Profile 24 Watt Solar Attic Fan features a 25 Year Warranty, Stainless Steel screen that keeps out debris, bugs, birds & rodents. It’s also eligible for a Federal Tax Credit! This bad boy is hurricane tested and Florida building code approved, so it will withstand most any storm headed your way. You can get this Solar Power Attic Fan in Black, Gray or Bronze!

With an air circulation of 1339 CFM this fan is designed to provide air ventilation for up to 2,100 sq/ft of attic space. Furthermore it comes with 5-wing non-corrosive aluminum fan blades.

  • Other Key Features
    • Backed by a 25 year warranty
    • Powder coated inside and out
    • Stainless steel screen keeps out debris, bugs, birds, & rodents
    • Eligible for Federal Tax Credits
    • Direct-current motor helps reduce motor noise and vibration

2. Remington SF25-GR

The Remington SF25-GR is powered completely by free solar energy, this sleek and efficient vent is both compact and quiet. Fully operational right from the box, it installs easily, with no electrical wiring, no expensive electrician and city permits. Place it wherever you need improved circulation such as attics, lofts, workshops, storage sheds, garages, even barns.

The dimensions of the Remington SF25-GR are22 x 22 x 11 inches and weights approximately 30 pounds.

With an air circulation of 1420 CFM this fan is designed to provide air ventilation for up to 2,000 sq/ft of attic space. Furthermore the integrated thermostat/humidistat activates the fan at 80°F and 75% relative humidity.

Our favorite thing about this particular fan is that it is “Texas Windstorm Certified”. Furthermore giving Bomb City Roofing a reason to install it with their 15 year warranty.

  • Other key features about this fan:
    • Tilt-able panel
    • Constructed of high performance steel.
    • Flashing and shroud are seamless ensuring weather tight installations.
    • Stainless steel animal protection screen.
    • Powder coated to withstand any environment.
    • Stainless steel hardware throughout.

3. 345SOWW Surface Mount Solar Power Attic Ventilator by Broan

Low profile solar powered attic fan

This Low Profile, integrates design for an attractive unobtrusive addition to your roof without the needs for a stand or prop like other manufacturers. It’s constructed of UV-stabilized and tempered glass solar panel are built to withstand large hail and resist determination. Furthermore,it comes in colors Black or Weatherwood color and has a 6 year warranty / 2 year motor!

With an air circulation of 537 CFM this fan is designed to provide air ventilation for up to 3,200 sq/ft of attic space.

  • Roof Opening Width: 14″ diameter
  • Dome Dimensions: 26.5″ x 29.9″ x 7.75″
  • A dome Height from Roof: 9″
  • Dome Material: ABS Plastic
  • Fan Blade: 5 Blade Aluminum
  • Housing Dimensions: 25.5″ x 25.5″
  • Insect/Critter Screen: Yes
  • Installation Type: Surface / Flush
  • Motor: DC Variable Voltage
  • Power Type: Solar Powered
  • Solar Panel Makeup: Polycrystalline Silicon

Conclusion

Bottom line, upgrade to a Solar Power Attic Fan! It will save you thousands in the long run and upgrade the value of your home. Bomb City Roofing offers a $500 credit that can be used to install a new solar powered attic fan on your new roof.

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