What is the hottest area in your house during summer? Unless it is a recently built home with a totally insulated envelope chances are it’s your attic. And attics can get hot costing you thousands of dollars every year. Here is one simple and effective device to install, a solar exhaust vent.
One such unit is called “The Solar Star” made by Solatube. It is a roof-mount attic fan. In addition to attic heat reduction in the summer, in colder climates heat build-up in an attic can cause destructive ice damming. Even, humidity from everyday activities can accumulate up in the attic and cause damage to the structure. For all of these reasons, an exhaust vent is so important to stay clear of major expenses down the road.
Solar Star is the most technologically advanced, environmentally-friendly ventilation solution available. It circulates air and ventilates your attic space. Powered by Solar Star’s proprietary 10-watt solar panel, the Solar Star attic fan has a whisper quiet motor, and a lightweight polymeric fan blade and integral exhaust screen that minimize motor resistance and are non-corrosive.
Better yet, the unit comes fully assembled and installs in less than an hour with stainless steel mounting screws and leak-proof, seamless, one-piece flashing. You just place the unit where it is most effective: the highest point on the roof. No electricity required. This is green technology at its best – easy and effective. This is a case of simple solutions that work.
Since Solar Star qualifies under green building products check to see about a 30% Federal Tax Credit as well as your State’s energy credits, but even without that this is money well spent.