23 Jul How Solar Attic Fans Can Save You Money
Do you want to spend less money on running your air conditioning? HVAC systems use a lot of power, especially during the hot summer months in Northern California. If you want to save on your electric bill, installing a solar attic fan could help!
Energy Saving Pros offers whole-home, energy-saving solutions, including solar attic fan installation. We can answer all of your questions about solar attic fans and how they can help you save on your energy bills.
Benefits of Solar Attic Fans
- Lower energy costs—solar fans use only free power from the sun and help reduce the strain on your air conditioning in the summer.
- Increased ventilation—proper ventilation can reduce attic temperatures by as much as 40ºF so you can keep indoor temps livable.
- Less mold and mildew—solar fans keep your attic and insulation dry and help air circulate so mold and mildew can’t grow during colder winter months.
- Longer roof lifespan—solar fans help prevent rot from moisture buildup and keep attic temps stable to reduce the risk of damage from overheating.
How do solar attic fans save money?
On hot summer days, infrared rays from the sun can heat up your attic to 150ºF or more! Heat that builds up in the attic won’t stay trapped there—it seeps into the rooms below, making your bedrooms and living spaces uncomfortably warm. Adding attic ventilation helps reduce indoor temperatures so that you don’t have to run your air conditioning as often.
Although electric fans can also reduce attic temperatures, they won’t lower your energy costs. Because solar attic fans operate independently of your home’s electrical system, there’s no parasitic electricity consumption. Solar attic fans get their power directly from the sun and won’t add to your electric bill. And, because they reduce the amount of heat in your home, they help you use less energy for air conditioning.
Do solar attic fans qualify for a tax credit?
Besides reducing your electric bill, new solar attic fans may also be eligible for a residential Energy Efficient Property Credit. Energy-saving improvements can qualify a credit of up to 26% of your installation and purchase costs. Although the IRS does not list solar attic fans as an energy efficiency improvement, they can still meet the requirements necessary to qualify for a tax credit.
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Energy Saving Pros offers affordable energy-saving solutions as well as zero-down financing options. Start saving on your energy bills today! Whether you need a whole-home ventilation system or solar attic fan installation, we’ll help you find the right solution for your home and your budget. Call 916-259-2501 or complete our questionnaire online to get a free quote from our expert Energy Advisors.