Solar Power Roof Vents
Why installing solar power roof vents are a good idea for keeping your attic cool in the hot summer months.
Keep your Attic Area Cool with Solar Power Roof Vents
Quite a few homeowners have attics in their home, which are used for storage purposes as well as for easy access to electrical wiring and plumbing pipes. The problem with attics is that they become very hot, especially through the summer months, and some of this heat leaches into your home. When this occurs, your air conditioning kicks on more and more often, creating a larger electric bill. However, by installing solar power roof vents, those hot attics days are over.
There are different types of vents on the roof such as ridge vents, wind turbine vents and power vents, which work in a variety of different ways. However, the solar power roof vents are great alternatives to these other venting options. No electricity is needed for the operation of these vents and they are economical and easy to install.
How Solar Power Roof Vents Work
These solar power roof vents have small solar panels to collect the sun’s energy during the day, which is then converted to electricity. This converted electricity powers the motor inside the vent, which then keeps the attic ventilated all day long for as long as the sun is in the sky. Because these vents do not use outside electrical resources, there is no cost to operate these solar power roof vents, which means some savings on your electric bill.
Other roof vents that use electric power have to be regulated by a thermostat, which means there could be some room for error or electrical mishaps. However, the solar power roof vents harness the sun’s energy to create the electricity to run the motor inside it so that there is continuous ventilation from sunrise to sunset with no worries about a thermostat.
Installation of these solar vents is easy because you do not have to worry about bringing electricity to the roof. In addition, the solar power roof vents are virtually impervious to the elements as they are hail, rain, and wind resistant for long lasting service. Operation is quite unlike some options like the wind turbines and you can recoup the cost of your investment within two to three years from the savings in your electric bill.
The cool thing about these solar power roof vents is that the solar panels can be positioned up to ten feet away, in most cases, from the fan assembly itself to capitalize on the majority of the sun’s rays. In addition, no inverter is need to convert the DC (direct current) that is produced by the solar panels because the fan used to ventilate the attic area also runs on DC power.