Home attic spaces can reach extreme temperatures without proper ventilation, upwards to 150 degrees in the summer. The extreme temperature variances can create a variety of issues in your home, such as higher cooling and heating bills, ice damming, moisture problems, as well as the increased wear and tear on your roof. A solar attic fan can help by properly venting the attic space. This will help prevent the extreme temperature variances, minimize the transfer of heat and cold air into the house and preserve the life of the roof and shingles.
The benefits of a Solar Attic Fan from BGE HOME include:
- Reduction of attic temperature
- Reduction of cooling load on the air conditioning unit, saving you energy and money
- Utilization of a clean, renewable energy source – the sun
- 25 year warranty (available with select models)
- Energy Tax Credit up to 30% (on total purchase and installation price)*
- Reduction of moisture and mold
- Increase in fresh air circulation, providing better indoor air quality
- Prevention of ice damming (when operated year round)
- Cooling of roof, which extends the life of roofing materials
Request an estimate from BGE HOME today to have your solar attic fan installed and you’ll realize the benefits for years to come. We take care of everything from helping you select the right fan for your needs to providing expert installation. Visit our Solar Attic Fan Buying Guide to find the right fan for your home.
Solar Attic Fan Installation
When you are ready to have a solar attic fan installed in your home, it is important that you select a qualified, reliable contractor. Choosing a good contractor will help ensure that the installation goes smoothly and that your equipment is installed to the manufacturer’s specifications.
It is also helpful to know what you can expect on the day of your solar attic fan installation. That way, you can be certain your contractor has everything they need from you, as well as making sure there is someone at the home to ask any remaining questions, sign paperwork or complete the transaction.
On your installation day, it is essential that you make any necessary preparations prior to your installation appointment. While these preparations can be minimal, it will help avoid delays, protect your property and allow for safe working conditions for your contractor.
*You may be eligible for tax credits under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Visit energystar.gov to learn more. Consult a tax advisor for more information.